Now that the shock of being told that my days as the librarian at the school where I have worked for twenty years are probably at an end is wearing off, it is time to look for the brightness on the horizon. There is no longer room for this melancholy. I began to realize this when I thought about the outpouring of caring from family and friends. However, it really took hold when I considered everything I can now do: read all those books awaiting me at a relaxed pace, write reviews of my favorites, address (not very serious, thankfully) health concerns that have been on the back burner for too long, call people more often.
Okay, I’ll still need an income, and I’m going to be working on that. I’ve already started, in fact. But for now, the sun that has been hiding behind clouds for several days now is making an appearance. I think I’ll enjoy it before the next round of (much-needed) rain arrives.
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