I was cleaning out the garage and found this book bag. It’s from the bookstore I was part-owner in years ago. Had a lot of fun but things don’t always work out the way you expect them to, that’s for sure. Independents have a hard time staying alive even when people have the best intentions and people you think you know, you don’t know at all. I painted the moon on the ceiling of the shop (hard to do…I don’t know how Michelangeo did it…LOL), hard to look up for any length of time. I painted the sun too and a mouse hiding behind some of the books on a shelf. I loved decorating and painting on the front windows, ordering books and meeting all the cool customers. We had a lot of fabulous events, as well. We even had a shop full of greyhounds, up for adoption. I got to pet all of them and that was so lovely. We had amazing women jewelers show their creations and I still wear some of their beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces all the time. It was a great little shop, while it lasted.