Day 10: A House With No Books

One time in college, I went to stay the weekend at a friend’s house for the first time. As one does.

I expected the house to be normal. As one does.

But this house was not normal.

There were no books. I don’t even remember any bookshelves. There were no magazines lying out on tables, decorative or otherwise. Nowhere was there any evidence of the written word.

It felt disorienting and uncomfortable and awkward. Like I’d walked into a house with no oxygen. Like I’d discovered something about these people that no one was supposed to know.

“Why do you write?” someone asked me the other day.

The only real answer I could give was: “How do you not?”


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