When I travel to new cities, I usually have two items on my personal agenda:
- Find a place to do yoga
- Find an independent bookstore
A few weeks ago I was in Denver, so I visited the Tattered Cover Book Store on 6th street.
Every indie bookstore has its own feel, its own persona.
The heavy wooden door surrounded by stone reminded me of the Bodleian library in Oxford.
Inside was an industrious hush.
One of the tall wooden shelves advertised the staff’s picks, and I noticed a plain little book called Several Short Sentences About Writing.
I picked it up and flipped through, and it looked like poetry.
That only made me more curious.
I started reading:
Here, in short, is what I want to tell you.
Know what each sentence says,
What it doesn’t say,
And what it implies.
Of these, the hardest is knowing what each sentence actually says.
I knew I wanted to keep reading.Continue Reading