Toronto Reference Library Picture Collection: A Surprising Source of Comfort

Yesterday I received news that a dear childhood friend had died. As Jenny’s terminal illness progressed over the past few months, I found myself thinking of forest clearings and how much she loved nature. I wanted to make a memory collage that included meadows, so I went to the Picture Collection at the Toronto Reference Library and pulled out a lovely fat folder labelled “meadows.” I was amazed at how much it comforted me to look at those beautiful pictures. I felt connected to Jenny and to our shared experience of camping in Northwest Missouri and the Ozarks.

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  1. Catherine – this was a serendipitous gift….I am glad it was there for you. I do love the story of the woolen castles. I think your library tours and dialogue is very inventive. With much love, Deeba

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