Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Five to seven years ago… I bought a piece of clothing. I liked the TAG that came with it, so much… I saved it. It spelled the word SCRIPT. Giant white letters against a black background, on an inch by four inch card. It became the perfect bookmark. Until then… I had used a variety of different things to mark my places in books… greeting cards, store receipts, coupons, library card, checks, napkin, dollar bill, credit card, popsicle stick, fabric, movie ticket stubs, a flattened straw, photographs, stamps, business cards and prescriptions… to name a few. I have never owned a real bookmark. I take that back, Once… I did get a magnetic pad to go on my refrigerator, and it came with a matching striped bookmark. I didn’t use it, because I didn’t like the little satin ribbon that topped it. It was donated in a book to the library. So for now… SCRIPT still marks the spot… but it’s crinkled, old, bent and worn. Maybe it‘s time to retire it for something new… like the electronic bookmark, that comes with my Kindle. What do you use as a bookmark?