A library is not just pretty books lined up in neat rows
Not just pretty books filled with pretty thoughts
Not just pretty thoughts written to hide the ugliness
Hiding the ugliness does not make it go away.
A library is books lined up in neat rows
Rows of books filled with problems, real and imagined
The real and imagined conflicts mirroring our own
Our own fears and faults playing out in the safety of the pages.
A library's books are not always meant to make you feel comfortable.
The discomfort is where our discussion begins.