This is where the story begins.

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. the more that you learn, the more places you'll go."


It usually begins with a wrinkled brow. 'why?' tends to follow suit: 'why libraries?'. so I answer--

libraries are storycollectors, not just within the books, but within the air and the dust and the whispers. in a gentle, libraries morph knowledge from solid to liquid to gas to solid to gas to liquid, kneading and folding and twisting and pressing and opening.

libraries hold the secrets of giants; the ones on which we stand. and I think we could all benefit from looking back every now and then before stepping forward. indeed, knowledge and information cannot be contained to singular spaces, but like the ancient Greek agora, an open meeting place of scholars, orators, and philosophers, libraries are centers of learning.

this is the philosophy guiding my journey, and it’s fully booked. 

                           Shakespeare & Company | Paris, France