I stole a book.
Specifically, a Girl Scout handbook.
I’m pretty sure there’s a whole page inside dedicated to not stealing or something along those lines. I was a Girl Scout once. I remember the rules.
But I’m a lover of old books and this one needed to be in my collection.
I sponsor a club at my school and we held a book drive before Christmas break. We collected about 500 books to donate to a local battered women and children’s shelter. And someone happened to donate this vintage Girl Scout handbook.
I reasoned no one was going to want that book. So I took three books of my own and swapped it for the handbook. Sort of like stealing, but with a conscience.
Well, it made me feel better.
The pages inside are wonderful. And I’m imagining all the projects I could do with this book and less about the way I aquired it.
This book is beautiful…and so is denial.