I’m sitting here on a Sunday morning surrounded by old friends and some just acquaintances
All in all, they have been part of my world, whether as whole tales or just footnotes in the tale of one’s own life.
As with old friends, some remain close
Others are thoughts and feelings of one’s past
And as time moves on, we have a chance for new friends
Some to stay and to share their stories
Many more will come and go, as our own time allow.
There are old friends, sitting on shelves collecting dust
Knowing that they won’t be pulled off the shelf
It is time to se you free
For the unopened, unread book
It just seems so sad
When someone else might be excited
To turn your pages
To view the world thru someone else’s words
So I may take another Sunday morning
I will sit here and open your pages
One more time
To share my thoughts of you
Before I say goodbye
27 thoughts on “A Bookish Sunday- Sitting with Old Friends”
Yes, books are dear friends. I recognized the “Not So Big House” books. I have those, too. Some books I keep just because I love what they say so much. Some I keep as they were a gift. Others I give away so as not to be overwhelmed. Fortunately, I can always go to the library, too. Books are a joy in my life. Looks like for you, too.
Thanks,, it is funny about the ” Not So Big House” books, which in reality show houses that are bigger than ours. Adapting to life in a 800 sq. ft. home.. And at least before the pandemic, our library was like a second home.
This is a wonderful post. Of all the friendships in life, the one we have with books has to be among the deepest and most personal. This is a fitting and very artful tribute.
Thanks, for all of your wonderful comments, and knowing how one feels about what is important
As someone who had to move often, I can fully empathize. 🙂
Thanks, sadly for me in the times of moves I tend to box all my books thinking I will review at a future time, it is easier to get rid of other things rather than my books
Sounds familiar! 🙂
Wonderful!!! More please. Titles and thoughts on what you’ve read.
Thanks, that was my thought with doing this post, to give my feelings about books I have and how they fit into my world
When we downsized, I said goodbye to many, many book friends. These days, I treasure my local library as the custodian of all my new friends to be found. I can’t imagine life without books.
I tend to do the same, many of the books I have for many are non- fiction, ecology books and I have learned to request a book from the library thru their inter-library borrowing program to see and read a book before I consider owning it now.
Books are splendid and so are friends, and friends that like books are even better.
Cheers and have a great week.
I have been thinking about your comments, before I replied. I thinks with friends and books you have to open the cover to see what thoughts and feelings are inside to be able to appreciate who they are.
Thanks, and may this reach you in good spirits
Good morning and thank you. Some people won’t let you and quickly show you their backside, but when we open ourselves up and flip our book pages together, we begin to love, and that’s how we write a new chapter.
This really made me wonder about the differences between a dictionary and a cross-word puzzle for some reason. I love your posts.
For someone who grew up in Brooklyn and English was a second language a dictionary is always necessary for crosswords
Thanks for kind comments
You certain struck a chord today. I am having to clear as many books as possible. Some are almost as hard to leave as family.
Thanks John, of all the books I have only a few to I tend to go back to for reference, the others I thinking it time share if any are interested
Great combination of beautiful words and images.
Do you have any Little Free Libraries around you? They are a nice way to share your books with your neighbors – and pick up a new one in return 🙂
Thanks, I have thought about it, though many of my books are non-fiction, environmental books. I even have some design ideas for a little library as part of my garden
Before Thanksgiving it had been years since I picked up a book from our own extensive library. Since then I’ve read some short stories by: Mark Twain (whom I thought only did Huck Finn-type works. Not realizing he even wrote some supernatural and other diverse stuff.) and Hemmingway. Started Robots of Dawn by Asimov. And occasionally read out loud for my own personal practice of speech reading. Gotta keep that gray matter exercised as well as digest the creativity of all these writers.
Thanks again for your comments. I agree, thou most of my books tend to be non-fiction they do offer interesting stories, with drama of time, place not with always with happy ending.
I have many, many dear friends I have to give away or keep in about three months. Hard decisions!
Thanks, I find books the hardest things to part with, yet if i don’t on plan reading them again. Why not let someone else enjoy them
How I love books ~ shelves, scattered around, in my hands ~ but how I love my kindle… Wonderful photos and post.
Thanks, there is a charm to selves lined with books, especially the ones that mean something us.
This one certainly resonates. Thank you. 🌺