Library Blog Post

Hi. It’s been a while.

I often wonder: what is the motivation for procrastinating? I think to myself, maybe, if I put things off, then they won’t be my best, so if something isn’t good I can always say “I can do better.” If this is true, then a reason you may find it hard to be organized is simply that you are not comfortable enough/happy enough with who you are. Really, everything in life seems to return to those simple questions. Who am I? Am I good enough for me? Will I ever be good enough for me? When I ask myself these questions, the answer seems to vary.

But that’s okay. I’ll worry about those questions later…

So, the Library trip. I took notes during the event, so I will try my best to explain what it was to me.

Part one: the skytrain

  • Rushing, always rushing to get to the train
  • An uncomfortable realization that I should have brought a camera
  • It was a very peaceful ride, for the most part

Part two: the book store

  • Unbridled awe. How anyone can fit that many books into a store that small is beyond me. And we didn’t even get to see the basement!
  • Frustration. The sorting system was not always helpful, and the owner was in great demand for help.
  • Extreme joy upon finding books on the Dalai Lama.
  • Surprise, when I realized that half of those books were written by the Dalai Lama.
  • Upon leaving the store, I was very satisfied. The books I bought there were my main resource for the Eminent Person project, so I consider that store to have been the probably the most helpful resource for the project.

Part three: lunch

  • The moment of silence before lunch was quite nice. As I sat there, wrapped in my blanket, I had an interesting personal realization. Consider yourself, fourteen years old. What have you accomplished? What have you done that you thought you could never do? Because when the Dalai Lama was fourteen years old, he was getting pressured into taking the political, and spiritual leadership of Tibet so that he could defend his country. For me, that moment solidified my desire to study this man.
  • As always, Flying Wedge has delicious pizza. The soup, on the other hand… one could liken it’s appeal to the screeching wail of a banshee. I do not endorse that particular part of their menu.

Part four: the library

  • I have gone to the Vancouver Library many times before. Every time, I leave with a armful of books. This time, however, I already had an armful of books from the store, and so I did not end up taking out any books. So I was feeling quite disappointed with… myself? The library? I’m not sure.
  • Appreciation is always in my heart when I am in the library.
  • Near the end of our time there, I left myself fifteen minutes to go get bubble tea. Upon paying, Fiona, Eric and I waited for our drinks for fifteen minutes. Then we had to go, without our drinks. That left me feeling a little annoyed.

Part five: the skytrain home

  • Rushing. Sometimes walking, sometimes running, always rushing to get to the train.
  • Peaceful reflection, except that this time around the train was rather crowded. Much jostling and bumping around occured.

Overall, the trip was wonderful. This trip is one that I whole-heartedly recommend to all those that do Eminent Person. I found myself walking away with far more than I thought I would.

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