…dust. One of the unintended side effects of pruning my books is that I now have some empty spaces on the first bookcase. I blew a lot of dust off the books I’m giving away, but now I realize that there was a value to having all the books crammed together – the dust was invisibly embedded on the tops of the books. Now I can see that I may have to dust those luscious spaces between books. Even if I fill the spaces with other more decorative items, it won’t be as thorough a dust hider as the books. Ah, the price of success.