BOOKPLATES

7 Jul

Don’t you just love to pick up an old book and wonder whose eyes visited the same words, the same pages?

I prefer old books because those are the ones that come alive with someone else’s spirit. I imagine a previous owner whose eyes have crossed over the same words. Is their imprint still within the pages? Do they remember these words? This story? This book?

I especially love the books where I find an old Bookplate with the previous owner’s name inscribed, and perhaps even a date. As I put my own Bookplate next to theirs, I think, someday someone will read my words too. And so, with that in mind, I always add a little something decadent, in my own hand, for the next owner to marvel and wonder. 

 

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