Today I got a birthday present! Rather, I used a birthday present. I went to the Toadstool Bookstore to use a Gift Certificate that I got from Dad and Mom Pass on my last birthday. Thanks again, Dad and Mom! This is a record; usually it takes me about a year to use up a Gift Certificate. I used it all up today, and more; I splurged. Splurge splurge splurge. Isn't that a funny word? It makes me think of lips. Anyway- moving on in the stream of consciousness...
( Brad says that sometimes when I do my stream of consciousness thing out loud in conversation, it's like tickling him. I guess it bothers him and amuses him simultaneously. But then, Brad says a lot of things. He also says that living with me is good training for having a teenage daughter someday. To be fair, I begged him to tell me what he was thinking, and that was it...)
I actually bought a brand new hard cover book. I NEVER do that. I almost always get used books...but this was a new book in a series that I had read about a year ago...and so after an almost exhaustive perusal of the store, I took el plunge-o. I suppose I could have looked for it in the library someday...but I WANTED it, so I got it. After all, what are Gift Certifs for, if not to GET WHAT YOU WANT?! I also got a used childrens' book, and a blank book/journal and exceeded the Gift Certificate a bit ( why do I always have the urge to say Gift Snertificate?).
Giving me a gift snertificate to a bookstore is one of the best things you can do for me. It sends me into paroxysms of joy to really indulge in a good, hearty browse but at the same time it is also one of the most frustrating challenges, an exquisite torture in fact, because there are just TOO MANY BOOKS I WANT TO BUY! I feel a mounting sense of urgency as I wander through the stacks of books...I want to read that, and that, and That, and THAT!...or at least try them out to see if they are any good...And I wish I could just read my whole life. Then I wonder if all these books will be available to read in eternity. Will bad books disappear with the return of Christ? Will sections of books disappear? Will words disappear? Are bad words unknown in heaven? I mean, even if we try to remember them, will we be able to? Or are earthly books banned? Will there be just books written in heaven there? In any event, I think in my heavenly mansion, or maybe just next door, there is going to be a huge, grand library- I mean, football stadiums huge- with rolling ladders and everything. And best of all, there will be TIME to read them ALL.