Tuesday, August 11, 2009


I had a teacher who once asked the class something like, 'If you won a million dollars and could fill one room, what would you buy?' We were to write the answers down. The first thing that came to me (big shock coming) was books. I wrote down 'books' and then sat there. He was still waiting for us, so I decided to add a chair or two, some lamps and perhaps some shelves, but that was really it.

The question had been some kind of test, some kind of gauge determining our tastes or something. People with high-class tastes (again, or something, because I can't remember the exact distinctions) chose one or two expensive items while people with lower-class tastes chose lots of items.

The books I had imagined were nothing like original illuminated manuscripts from the sixteen-century, mind you, they were just books. Books bought second-hand so I could buy more. Books on topics that interest me in both my academic and non-academic lives.

At first, I felt that I had somehow failed the test, but now I just figure, eh, I'd still buy tons and tons of books, 'frivolous' and 'serious' alike.

What about you guys? If you could fill one room and money wasn't really an object, what would you like to possess?


lotsofglue said...

I am with you there. My dream for years was waiting for my step son to move out of his room so I could take it over and make a library and art room out of it.
Books and art supplies.