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“A Cosmogram” Exercise

In a previous exercise, I likened the local library I frequently visited as a child to a church. In another post I discussed how I spent nearly as much time in the library as I did in my Sunday school classroom. This recurring transference of my religious upbringing onto my childhood haunt is eerie, but it does lead me to a clearer understanding of my “sacred” place. A sacred place to me, undoubtedly, is the library. It doesn’t have to be the library of my childhood: any library will do. I think the term “sacred” here is significant because I view libraries as sacred places on more than just a personal level. Though I do experience a personal surge of calm energy whenever walking into a library, I also believe that as an institution, libraries are sacred. In closing, what I feel when stepping into a library is the opposite of what Leslie Knope (of Parks and Recreation) feels when stepping into a library:

By Kathryn

KATIE is a twenty-something held together with iced coffee and her wits. She writes personal confessions and pop culture chronicles.

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