Monday, February 23, 2009


Two powerful motives brought me to Borders today.  The want to be there, and the need to browse books about George Washington, and the French/Indian wars.  (Yes, I know, my recent trip has affected me!)

The American history section is pretty comprehensive, and I spent some twenty minutes picking up and putting down excellent volumes that I would like to see on my own shelves.  Too short a time, however, to make decisions.  It was then that two women walked past, behind me.  And the one commented, "American history?  That's really for college students."

I ordered, then sipped my cappuccino, looked at my favorite seat in the cafe, but went outside to wonder.  Even despair.  

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