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Interpreting

Books. I hoard, I mean collect, old books. While I am positively mad for odd ball, obscure and rare texts, I also derive great satisfaction from more commonplace materials -- like encyclopedias. The pages used in this inkblot experimentation are from a 1976 World Book Encyclopedia collection. With the current technological norms of seeking out information via the Internet I find books like these comforting. It is something about their tactile/interactive nature. There is also a bittersweet element to their content: the interplay between the outdated information they hold as well as the stories that hold despite the passing of time. This leaves me wondering what is really a matter of unfolding "truths" and what is the result of our interpretation of them...a bit like inkblots.