Emptying Bookcases & a Sense of Awe
Updated: Oct 9, 2022
When I got ready to move out of my office because I no longer needed it, I emptied my tall bookcases, two of which turned out to mostly contain multiple copies of foreign translations of my books. I usually got copies of each new translation over the past decades and stored them there.
I was touched and in wonder, when for the first time, I opened each one. found my name, usually figured out the title, country, and date.. There were more than eighty. Ten or more foreign editions were at home. I put a sticky note with the book title, city or country where it was published and put each one on the floor.
(Photo by Laura Stallone)