Cynthia is a compassionate, caring woman who has stood there and allowed me to vent to her many times, and I think the world of her.
I asked, "Cynthia, what was your favorite activity as a child? What do you think of first?"
I asked, "When you think back over your life, what was your most memorable moment to date?"
After thinking for awhile, she told me this story: "Impossible to say. Perhaps the most momentous was when I was given a stack pass in the Library of Congress. I had waited patiently for 2+ days for a rare original source, for a college paper on the instigation of the Glorious Revolution, and the pony-tailed desk clerk (the sort you see these days working in "real" bookshops while they toil as budidng writers) finally gave up and handed me the pass, then took me down 11 floors (city blocks) to the section AE-AH (the Library of Congress system, natch). I never found the book I was looking for, but I did spend an enchanted afternoon browsing." A story about browsing in the Library of Congress, suits the Cynthia I know.
Stay tuned to read her description of her favorite Christmas gift on December 25!