05 March 2011

last week... I had this amazing opportunity to look at crazy things in rare books & special collections and I totally clammed up and ran away. afterwards I thought, ok, it felt as though my shin bones were collapsing and I had an upset stomach, but at the time all I could think was that I was in out of my depth and had to get away as quickly as possible. but I could have sat, with my professor, who I love and who was so happy it was like a cartoon of happiness, and with the guy who does book history and says brilliant things, and read the stuff, and I totally lost it.

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