My friends got together to give me a proper send-off.
I thought about titling this post Things I’ll Miss: My Library, but that seemed pretentious... after all I only had maybe 200 total. Besides I never thought of my collection as a library, or even as books for that matter, I thought of them as friends.
There’s Ernest, of course, of To Have and Have Not, Leonard of Get Shorty, Jack of On the Road and Raymond of The Big Sleep, and who could forget good old Hunter of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
It never got weird enough for me.
There’s Abraham, Martin and John, Napoleon, Lyndon, Franklin, Comrade Nikita and Uncle Joe. The Mahatma... There's Dantès and the Mad Priest, Ahab and Ishmael... God, there’s so many and I’ll miss each and every one of them.