“First of all, I am going to select through every book I already own, and all the scrutiny applied, I am going to be left exclusively with those works that have true meaning, value to me and my family, with my toddler age, however rapidly growing child in mind.”
– was my suggestion to bring ourselves closer to a brighter future of books and libraries. Check out my previous post on turning one’s library into a sustainable collection of books.
Well, since then acts have followed the dreams and in the matter of quite a few hours spread across multiple days, Cheryl and I went through our entire home library “weeding”. We applied that scrutiny, culled at least two hundred literary works in multiple languages, of several different genres…
… and put some empty space on the bookshelves once again! Oh, was it refreshing?!
And was it emotionally rewarding to see the happy and genuinely grateful face of the village librarian lady’s husband who came to pick up the donated books?!
That’s how our personal library was reduced to a manageable size, value and book lust were re-evaluated and the foundations of a future eco library were laid. Stack by stack, step by step.
Meanwhile we contributed with material and intellectual value to the villagers’ benefit, while enriching ourselves with a gesture of unconditioned kindness. See,… less is indeed more! I would love to hear about your personal library in these regards!
Fitting our own intellectual persuasions on those same physical shelves or the virtual ones newly available is absolutely within our goals. So much so, that we can already be happy to draw your attention to our first self-published e-book available over at Amazon’s Kindle Department.
Earlier this year, at a spring dawn, I let inspiration manifest itself in short three hours or so, first as graphite marks on paper and just a little later as digital chars. They turned into – what I called – blurps of wisdom, or outbursts of wisdom condensed into no less than 87 thoughts, reflections on our six year homesteading experience, filled with love for life. Many of them witty, but all of them profound enough to share.
The book is illustrated by Cheryl’s own befitting digital art-photography.
Consider this work as an authentic farm product, conceived and executed right here, at Echo Tanya, only delivered to you via an outsourced modern technology. Let us know, how you like it, we are interested to hear your feedback.