I would ditch school to go to the library.
It was my Sanctuary.
I could learn about whatever I wanted and did not need to hear someone else lecture me about how they felt I should understand the subject that I was reading about.
I was a sponge and I would read and read and read.
I remember the first time I went to the library on my own, I was already a teenager and on my way to high school.
I had been there many times before with my mom or teachers at Kennedy but never on my own.
I went in and towards the back of the library on the Northside.
I found the first full book I ever read by myself .
It was the Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice.
I remember it well because I stole it. (It was very hard for me to do that, read previous post on Stealing)
It was one of my most cherished treasures.
Reading is something that I love and when I started to get older I would pick out a book and read it in a few hours.....it was the perfect escape.
City Terrace Library was my sanctuary, It was a safe place...no one wanted to beat on me there and I was left completely alone.....it was beautiful.