Every summer my partner and I spend time in Peru, Maine with friends. Some years we take a little break from the eating good food made with love, the swimming in Worthley Pond, the game playing, and connecting with friends we see very rarely, to strike out in the car to town, one slow country spot or another. Often a farmer’s market. Sometimes a library.

The photo above is a display in the children’s room at the Paris Public Library. I love the gentle curve of this wall, how the picture books are arranged, bright flowers waiting to be plucked by children of all heights and abilities.