Everything we love is an accident that was written in the stars.
Sunday, September 22, 2019
The unbearable sadness of the teen room
Out at the front desk of the library, at a slack moment, my group of tired library circulation workers hears a burst of laughter spill out of the teen room and roll across the library to us. We clerks all exchange surprised looks. One says "Laughter from the teen room? That doesn't sound right." And another says "They're probably laughing at someone." And all the weary library workers nod their heads sadly as it all falls into place.