Beautiful and heartwarming — I enjoyed every word, each sentence. I am in the process of moving. Last weekend I packed all my books, keeping out only the ones I am currently reading. I also donated 5 boxes to our local library. My current rental house is the largest home if my adult life, although only average in size, and my book collection grew considerably during our 12 plus years here. We are downsizing and losing 400 square feet of space. Culling my books was sad but necessary. Still, 6 boxes are going with me. I will sacrifice other belongings to accommodate my books for they are home to me, as yours were to you.