may we all be heard
words are bells
let them ring!

Thom World Poet Austin, Texas, USA
Global Radical networker and activist for promoting the live Creative Arts,
at every possible opportunity, especially in his home-city, Austin, Texas, USA

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


The sharing and accretion of mysteries via text
The location of owners onsite ,singular or collective
A "book"is a recognizable cultural artifact
It is not an e-book,nor a digital download
which plunder texts for new modes of reception
There is a physical pleasure in holding a book
as well as the eye's perusal of each turned page
This process is called "reading"-it is not mere "textual analysis"
Time is slow in an independent bookstore
Old habits return-browsing,seeking"free"books,just skimming shelves
finding authors and novels you had forgotten,or never read.
This accretion takes less money than an investment
in time and attention.You get what you give.
Volunteers often support such enterprises as books are slower than rent
Before such adventures become antique and the stuff of Legend
visit an independent bookstore now.Invest yourself
in cultural interdependence

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