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Book-binding

A book, the dictionary says, is “a set of written, printed, or blank sheets bound together.”  So someone who makes books binds the pages to each other, and to the binding – the materials that form the protective covering for the pages.

I have found that books themselves may also serve as binding agents.  Consider some of the definitions of the word bind:  “to make secure,” “to wrap around,” “to bandage,” “to protect or strengthen,” “to set at work as an apprentice,” “to cause or bring about an emotional attachment.”  I can certainly name books that help me know that I have a secure place in the family of things; that wrap around me like a well-worn quilt on cold, lonely days; that bind up my wounds and allow healing to begin; that build me up when my strength is failing; that challenge me to do a new or a better work; that draw me into affectionate relationships with kindred spirits.  I imagine you can, too. 



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