When I started my tumblr, a book in the hand, it was just a fun kind of thing to do. And it still is, when I have time.
During Banned Books Week I stumbled across an archetypal image so stunning, it caught me in the gut.
I posted it to tumblr:
The story behind it is that Oak Park Illinois Library set up “mugshots” so that people could have their pictures taken reading their favorite banned books. That is the most amazing idea ever. I’d love for our library to do that.
Since I posted it on tumblr, that image has been reblogged 2,552 times.
That, my friends, blows my mind. It’s this person snagging it and posting it and several of their followers snagging it and posting it until there is a spiderweb reaching in all directions of people who were just as taken by this image as I was. Thousands of people, and the center of that tumblr spiderweb started here.
On my little tumblr page.
Oh, okay, if you insist, it actually it started on the library’s flickr page, if you want to get technical about it.
But who’s keeping score?
[OMG, it hit 2,557 while I was typing this entry!]