The first week after finals and graduation. Many people at the library, unable to take vacations this summer, have plenty of vacation days on the books and began using them as quickly as they could. I’m no exception, though I worked several days and missed others for medical appointments rather than for pleasure. None of us are starting new projects right now, or trying too hard to close out those in progress; there’s an unspoken agreement there will be time enough in January.
On a windy night the neighbors’ nativity scene becomes a procession of Ringwraiths.