Caught Writing In My Book
"odd wasn't it, that the crispest memories were of aberrations." (Mirror, Mirror, Gregory Maguire, page 163.)
I was caught off guard by how true that is - so I took out my pen and underlined the sentence - to make sure I would remember it or at least could find it again.
A woman sitting next to me on the couch, also waiting to have her hair cut, saw me do it.
She waited a few minutes and then said, "you wrote in your book."
I was startled. "yes, I did. But, its ok."
She looked puzzled so I blundered on. " I own the book."
That was not enough. She did not look either satisfied or forgiving. She looked at me - like a librarian - - so I added, "I mean its not a library book."
I knew she would tell people.
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