Today is the last day the store will be open. I'm not there--Harriet is taking care of things. It's just too strange and awkward, and a little sad to be in charge of my own clearance sale.
The store has been the spine of this blog,
an identity beyond myself.
I feel like I'm losing the narrative flow here.
When I take disparate scraps and turn them into a collage,
my goal is for the sum to be greater than the parts.
I hope that my love of books, history, and nature;
occasional trips to auctions and elsewhere,
will give me interesting observations and experiences to share with you
without the store to hide behind.