Tuesday, February 16, 2010

the long and the short of it

We recently moved our bookshelves and books into one room, gathering them together to form a library. I couldn't help noticing that short stories are my preferred genre. Shelves bulge with them, and I tend to collect everything written by my favorite authors. Isn't it sad when you've read everything someone has to say and there is no more to be found? I suppose that's why I find myself reading and rereading some authors works. I suppose the relationship of reader and author is not unlike other relationships in that we always long to know and to be known. We come to know not only about the author through his work, but about ourselves, and those kinds of discoveries are worth collecting.

1 comment:

Sheila said...

i can not amen your sentiments loud enough