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Saturday Centus …. Leaves?

October 13, 2012

Why is it that new books looking so bright, cheery and desirable; can become so shabby after a few weeks? Students have marked the text with pencil and highlighters, pages are dog eared and even some are removed.

Yet books that were written over 400 years ago; have survived all manner of abuse, war , fire and flood, still remain attractive. Some have been annotated by previous owners in copperplate handwriting.  The delicate illumination, illustrations  and engravings are still as new. Their vellum and leather bindings glow warmly; polished with constant use. How heavenly their leaves have grown each page tenderly turned and gazed upon.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. October 13, 2012 1:21 pm

    What a different take! Nice.

    • helen1950 permalink*
      October 13, 2012 7:30 pm

      Yes I thought so … I love books a little more than trees
      😉 Thanks for reading x

  2. October 20, 2012 1:00 am

    Oh, I have had this exact thought myself!

    Is it the paper? The binding? Quality versus ‘who cares!’ ?

    What a thoughtful and thought provoking SC.

    I shall ponder this.

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