Revisited

Jun. 30th, 2010 01:36 am
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Thirty years ago I qualified for a Teachers College alumnus ID, good for admission to the Columbia libraries and some other services as well. I have one now. Things are largely unchanged, both at TC and Butler, the former a bit seedier, cafeteria still unairconditioned, unlike the new Starbucks concession upstairs. I had been told the Philosophy Library was still intact, but it isn't. The interior balconies were still in place, but with a different range of books, and the portraits are gone. I wandered about to get a little used to the place, caught a 104 back down to 72nd Street.

I will not say it is where I lost my innocence. Or where I held on to it at what ghastly cost.

Date: 2010-06-30 01:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] canonjohn.livejournal.com
kind od evocative post - somehow I can identify with it
and the feelings of return to places of youth - in my case,
my teenage years. I teach at the college I attended, so I
can't go back there. But teaching at a school where I was
a student 40_ years ago is a trip in itself.
John

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