Itchy Soles

I am currently imbedded in Fire in the Mind, the detailed but well written biography of Joseph Campbell.  He is currently in Paris, it is 1927 and Sylvia Beach is walking him through the writings of James Joyce.

Looking deeper into the life of Syvia Beach it was pure Parisian.  She even had a man recreate her bookstore and was left the name in her will.  He named his daughter after Sylvia.  Though I am not a bibliophile, I am an avid reader in all media. I do, on occasion like to be in the company of people who love books for books sake.

The Zen saying about reading being the same as scratching the sole of another’s shoe to relieve an itch on your own foot still hangs over me when I get too into books alone as an escape, rather than an entertainment.  =30=

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