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Sunday, January 1, 2006

Chapter Seventy-Seven, in which We turn yet another Page

BookGirl offered a quote from Rainer Maria Rilke as her holiday wish. Rilke's poetry can be very moving, and your Bibliothecary truly loved this one, though it is even stronger in a more fuller translation: And now let us believe in the new year that is given us-- new, untouched, full of things that have never been.

We had planned to use that ourself, albeit a little reluctantly that someone else had put it to use first. Then after some thought, we decided, wonderful as it is, we required something more fitting to the world and life of books. And so without further ado, we offer this holiday wish to you (both our readers!): Let us turn the page,
For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.
-- T.S. Eliot


  1. I cannot think of a more apt quote to blanket us with the promise and inherent challenge in this fresh new year.

  2. Sorry I beat you to it :) But I do love the T.S. Eliot quote you put - I'll have to save that one for next year. Happy 2006 to you!