Why I’ll Never Get Rid of My Books

Some things you are meant to keep

I had spent four years teaching high school English because I felt compelled to inform people of the power of Gatsby’s light.

I turned out the light in the garage and went to bed, not even remembering what I was looking for in the first place.

I almost walked away from every word. It was like I boxed myself up. Threw it aside. Deemed it unnecessary.

I almost gave away my books and in the process my heart and my soul. These books had made me… me.

Flaming pinball, nerd, music lover, wine snob, horrible violin player. No, I won’t stop taking pictures of my drinks. vanessaltorre@gmail.com IG: vanessaltorre

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