in the used bookstore category, i found gold.
not only did i find a marvelous bookstore, i found friends. brilliant, creative, caring, talented, warm, open-hearted friends. we nurture, amuse, stimulate and aggravate each other. friends!
linda is one of them. she owns the bookstore, dead poet books. she reads this, and other, blogs. she's lived here for 20+ years, and knows this place. she is a staunch supporter of my foray into photography. she critiques my photos, and tells me the truth. she has listened to my woes, and told me when to suck it up. she is an artist, a businesswoman, and is talented in ways that make my jaw drop.
she's had some tough times of late, tough enough to make any other person walk off a cliff. she, however, is tougher than the times.
so linda, this one is for you, with all my heart.
i wish i could do more, hon.