Saturday, July 16, 2011

Quest for Prophecy of Days at the NY Public Library

So I've been here in Manhattan for almost a week working on a secret project, and it's been very busy. Today was the first day I've had to kick around, so my first task was to catch Prophecy of Days in situ at the main branch of the New York Public Library. It still makes me giddy to think that my book is shelved in this iconic library.
I love this place! It's a Beaux-Arts masterpiece.
My goal was to find the books on the shelves and take some quick snaps (without flash, of course, NYPL staff). I was so bummed that they were all checked out! Well, I suppose that's a good thing, but I was really, really looking forward to that photo. So I snapped a pic of the catalog screen - though all digital, it's technically still a photo of my book in the NYPL. I leave dejected that my life is becoming ever more virtual.
Digital pic of digital representation of PoD in the NYPL.
On my way out my spirits are lifted by two enormous replicas of the lions in Legos. I miss my children terribly, and this meshing of where I am with their favorite toy makes me smile.

100% Legos, 110% regal. 


Anonymous said...

Good post! It is wonderful that the Books One are checked out -- all the more to read Book Two! I'll bet you are lonely for the kids. Juliet said she missed you SO much, and that was last Thursday. Take care and have a safe flight home.
Love, Mom

Jennie Englund said...

OOOooo! Secret Mission! In New York City! Exciting!!!