Sunday, June 15, 2008

Joining the dots

Good article by Jeanette Winterson in the Times a few days ago, talking about the British Library and the value of libraries in general. As a librarian by qualification, though no longer practicising, I only wish that librarians, especially those spineless public librarians, could be similarly passionate in defence of the cultural treasures they manage. Our libraries deserve better custodians than those they are saddled with.

Anyway, Winterson concludes with a lovely message:

As I walked out across the square, past the Antony Gormley sculpture, and into the rush of Euston Road, it seemed to me that being one tiny dot, as we all are, isn't so bad if you know that you can join the dots, and that there is a pattern and a meaning.

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