Monday, August 15, 2005

Another day, another library

I go to a different research library, again to concentrate on my work and look up a few quotations. This one is on a university campus. On a Monday evening in mid-August, the campus is quiet, its library more so.

The plush lounge where I seat myself is decorated with memorabilia of the Class of '37, which apparently paid for these luxurious furnishings — couches in leather and handsome cloth, even a grandfather clock. My only company are two or three young women (graduate students?) and an older man in a tee-shirt and khakis (a professor, maybe?). The picture of scholars, we all keep our heads down, typing into our laptops.

Me too. At least, until the older fellow across the room loudly whispers at his computer: "Fuck ... fuck .... god damn it ..."


Blogger casey said...

Granted, John, I've only been up for an hour, but that post made my day.

8/17/2005 8:24 AM  

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