Friday, March 11, 2011

Further Thoughts

Just as the jobs of midwife and undertaker for human beings can get messy, so too can the jobs of technical services. And just as weeding a garden often results in one becoming gray with dirt, so too does weeding a collection.

My computer keyboard is new sprinkled with bits of decayed library glue, and my hands are grimy and lined with toil. At least I didn't wear a white shirt today, as I often seem to do on days when it turns out I'm going to be heaving dusty volumes around.

It is the circle of life, after all. The gritty, sweaty, sneeze-inducing, paper-cut-filled, filthy, filthy circle of life.



brian said...

lots of dust mites too i'll bet! those things are revolting.

A'Llyn said...

I didn't even think of that, but I wouldn't put it past them. :)