Breathe deeply. Follow the breath with your mind through your lungs, heart, gut. Chase it from your body, slowly.
To help with the contemplation, I offer a dozen photographs from my homemade collection of used book store images. (Or here are just a bunch of pictures for your quick glance.) Nothing fancy or flashy, just straightforward, static shots of buildings that house a hundred dreams, a thousand journeys. Here is where that fantasy life ends up, forever available for the next adventurer. Here is where the stories are, the characters live on, and the words never stop.This is immortality for the writer.
[click on fotos for a larger image]
|Denver: The Broadway Book Mall|
|Denver: West Side Books|
|Denver: Paperback Patti's|
|Pueblo: Rex's Books|
|Lamar: The Book Depot|
|Manitou Springs: Black Cat Books|
|Colorado Springs: Books For You|
|New Orleans: Crescent City Books|
|New Orleans: FAB|
|New Orleans: Arcadian Books and Prints|
|New Orleans: Faulkner House|
And here's my favorite.
|Denver: Downtown Bar, Coffeehouse, and Bookstore|
Peace in the new year.
all photographs copyright Manuel Ramos 2012