we've had an uninterrupted chain of spectacular weather and today was another of what i think of as 'ten best' days. as in one of the ten best days of the year. today's would likely be in the running for ten best ever if i kept track of such things.
my memory chuckles at the thought.
and then promptly forgets what it was laughing about.
another $2 find - a charming four and three quarter by six and a half inch volume from 1946, 'spoken french for students and travelers', which i bought to alter but not yet - it's just too pristine and precious...
i discovered a book about an artist i had never heard of: georgina von etzdorf whose work sings. that one set me back $3.
i debated all day the purchase, for $3, of a severely damaged - looks like it went through sandy - copy of a whitney museum volume from the cy twombly show of 1979. in the end i couldn't leave it behind despite the condition because the extraordinary work moves me (and the price of the book on amazon exceeds $60 these days...)
in the basement i scored a galley of the new kate christensen book 'blue plate special - an autobiography of my appetites' which has been favorably reviewed. another $2.99. galleys used to be 99 cents or three for $2. ah well. as i said: a good day for about thirteen bucks
the lagniappe: ( i never get to use that word!) this child's drawing (back and front) clearly a treasure map that slipped out of one of the books as i flipped the pages...