After twenty years under sail as a Brooklyn Public Library crew member, your blog editor will be jumping ship on Friday 28th June, leaving in her wake a trail of 92--count 'em--92 blog posts on everything from Pigtown to alcoholic turtles. With an eye to the future, yet, as befits a local history librarian, with feet firmly anchored in fine examples from the past, let me now look forward to life beyond the library.
For an old special collections dame, collecting is going to be an attractive pastime.
Art projects line up to be completed, and the knitting that has been languishing for two years next to the sofa might even be finished.
And honestly, another good reason to move on is the need to get down to some serious gardening.
I will certainly relish the opportunity to take long walks,
maybe go camping
And I'll be doing some traveling, as far as my limited budget will allow:
But most of all, I look forward to being a humble student and servant of music.
Ensemble work is always tremendously stimulating,
in whatever form,
and I will especially relish time spent at the keyboard, alone or with an adoring acolyte:
Although sad to relate, my acolyte is more likely to resemble this one:
And then, after a hard practice session, what could be better than to follow the example of Floyd, the tippling turtle of the Toddy Inn.
Farewell Brooklynology! Farewell Brooklyn Public Library, dear colleagues and library patrons!