First, an exciting flashback:
Last week was wedding week at our house. My husband and I were delighted to host the rehearsal dinner for the son of very dear friends and his beautiful bride. All last week, writer friends and their spouses joined us in creating a scene of white tablecloths, candles, and tiny sparks of light laced through the trees. Even our white wisteria understood the importance of the special occasion and treated us to cascades of fragrant white blossoms. Our writing for those days became a visual poem in honor of the glowing young couple now living out the many toasts to their future: here's to a life of love, peace, and joy, for many years to come.
And now it is Monday and a new week begins. This week is in honor of librarians and those magnificent spaces they govern: public libraries. They are free in that all can find knowledge there. They are free in the same sense that our country is free. Freedom must be appreciated and protected.
All week this blog and many others will be suggesting ways to support, appreciate, and celebrate librarians and libraries. Let's make this observation last all year.