November 14, 2008

CABINET OF FAVORITE THINGS

I went looking for my book of Whitman poetry this morning. Specifically, I was looking for the poem Nacho quoted in a meeting this week. I pulled open the cabinet in my living room and it occurred to me right then how many of my favorite things are in there.


{Jane Austen and Shannon Hale}























{Milan Kundera and our box of curious rocks gathered in Nice, France}
























{a watercolor I did called "blue chair"}























{Kerouak and C. S. Lewis}























{Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet, and James Joyce's The Dead}























{The old books I found in Chicago}























{Canterbery Tales, and Tom Sawyer}























{The one mis-matched book called The Razor's Edge}
























{wedding pictures. Me and Nate, my mom and dad}
























{The owl Holly made, my harmonica, watercolor "old chair", and a candlestick my parents brought from Nauvoo}
























{The Power of One, My Beat Reader, and Tristram Shandy}























{The tiny book of love poems my brother Andrew gave for Christmas one year}























{one of our engagement photos, a shell Nate brought from the Philippines, a pola from Kauai}

2 comments:

Megan and Brian said...

Ok so I feel like I need to leave you a comment on this one, because I was so excited by the books I saw on your shelf ... you even had Confederacy of Dunces on there ... hilarious! If I lived in SLC we would start a great book club ... with great friends, and great discussion!!

Tonia Conger said...

Megan, if you lived in SLC I would be so happy! And, yes, we would have a book club and have the kinds of discussions graduate students have in coffee houses!