Old books are precious treasure for me, no matter what the subject.
Art within and without.
A window where I can peer straight into history.
My son recently took possession of these.
He feels the same as I do about books.
Even old books.
I can see it in his eyes.
And I can't describe how relieved,
that makes me.
"Book-love, I say again, lasts throughout life, it never flags or fails, but, like Beauty itself, is a joy forever." The Anatomy of Bibliomana Vol.II - Holbrook Jackson
(But how could anyone not think these are treasure?
Take a look at these covers!)
"I cannot live without books." In a letter to John Adams - Thomas Jefferson
Old books prove to me that with age come words like...
...which is a huge relief to me as I approach another birthday...
"The body of Benjamin Franklin
Like the covering
Of an old book
Its contents torn out
And stript of its lettering
Lies here, food for worms;
But the work
Shall not be lost,
It will (as he believed)
Appear once more,
In a new
And more beautiful edition,
Corrected and amended
By the author."
Epitaph for Benjamin Franklin
This is my contribution to the Focus 52 Creativity Project at Jan's twoscoopz. Check out the rest on the topic of "Aged" HERE.