Monday, July 23, 2007

Never too old

Saturday morning I rose early--dressed in my closest approximation to a witch, donned my wand and time-turner, and headed over to BookSmart. There, my fellow staffers were similarly transformed, as was the store, which now boasted a Three Broomsticks, a Forbidden Forest, and its own Herbology class, staffed by Professor Sprout.

You can say whatever you like--that this was all marketing; that it's just a series of books; that we're grown-ups for christ's sake! But I swear to you, there was all kinds of magic present in that store for the 6 hours that I passed out books to happy customers, adults and children alike. It's hard to explain exactly--but there's something profound about letting yourself be amazed, drawn into a story, and to love people who are only as substantial as the pen they were created by.

Then, for the past 48 hours, E. and I have been reading aloud to each other the final saga of Harry and his pals. I've eschewed most email contact, TV, phone calls, etc. We're at about page 520 and hope to finish it today if possible. We wanted to read it fast to beat out the jerks who post spoilers. Anyway, I thought I'd just post as many pictures as I could and let them speak for themselves:


At 9:00 AM, Blogger Elizabeth Kennedy said...

very beautiful post, jr. we should immerse ourselves in stories in this way daily. ek

At 10:10 AM, Blogger tracer said...

Hey sexy lady, nice snake!

At 4:11 PM, Blogger SusanD said...

You look GREAT with that snake.

At 12:08 PM, Blogger Trushka said...

It sounds & looks like a lot of fun!

But is that a real snake? Are u so brave?

You look sexy indeed! I agree with tracer & susand.


At 4:44 PM, Blogger Jordan E. Rosenfeld said...

Elizabeth: glad you thought so :)

Tracy, Susan and Patricia: Yep, that snake was real! I trusted the lady's word that she wouldn't bite me or try to squeeze the breath out of me--but man, even in a snake that small I could feel how strong she was!

At 5:06 PM, Blogger Fionnix said...

What a fantastic way to spend a day. Looks like fun. I'm so happy to see people excited over words. This really is something to celebrate in our world.


At 7:58 AM, Blogger Trushka said...

Guau! Impresionante!
Felicitaciones por el coraje!


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