to the Tuesday Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Betsy, Dana, Beth, Kathleen, Deb, Lisa, and Melanie
for hosting this meeting place each Tuesday and nurturing our writing lives.
I wake up early, determined to create the Google Doc that will spring my book club students from class on Thursday for an informal chat with Irene Latham, visiting author to our middle school.
I make the mistake of opening my email.
I read today's poem for The Writer's Almanac.
I head to the KCLS (King County Library System) page to see if they have the book this poem was selected from (there's that annoying preposition at the end of a sentence).
And this is what pops up when I search by title for Family Resemblances:
- Family Resemblance
- Un air de famille
- Mystical Tradition Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
- Lettercarving in Wood A Practical Course
- Family Photo Detective Learn How to Find Genealogy Clues in Old Photos and Solve Family Photo Mysteries
- Musical Instruments History, Technology, and Performance of Instruments of Western Music
- What Is Islam? The Importance of Being Islamic
- Inherited Disorders Stories, Parables & Problems
- The Bite in the Apple A Memoir of My Life With Steve Jobs
- The Complete Idiot's Guide to English Literature
- New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-2013 Ethics and Philosophy
- Someday This Will Be Funny
- Batman and Philosophy The Dark Knight of the Soul
- Money, Myths, and Change The Economic Lives of Lesbians and Gay Men
- Morning Poems
- Born Bad Stories
My library does not have the book.
But I have a pressing question for the librarians in my life: Why on earth do all these titles pop up when my search was by title, and I entered Family Resemblances?
I can see the connections between some of these titles and Family Resemblances, but Lettercarving in Wood? Musical Instruments? The Complete Idiot's Guide to English Literature?
This is not a healthy thing for someone as distractible as myself!
I should have just stepped away from the page. My library does not have the book.
But no, I can't resist a quick scroll through the titles and I even request one of them.
Look back, and see if you can guess which title I requested.*
I'm waiting for a librarian to answer my pressing question of the day.
And now, my dear friends, it's time to create that google doc.
*Morning Poems by Robert Bly is the title I requested. (And why, pray tell, does Morning Poems pop up when one searches for Family Resemblances?)