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He must have been a senior lawyer
or perhaps a judge.
The extensive law library housed
in a beautiful glass bookcase
across three walls of his study,
bears witness to a serious role and
a long commitment to his work.
His large oak desk still has the
files of papers he was working on.
He died two years ago
and his ground floor apartment
remains largely untouched,
although the conservatory wall
is in need of some paint.
We view the property as potential buyers
and see family photos of a grandad,
and a bedroom left as if it was
just tidied up for our viewing.
His home is full of outdated furniture
and we learn that,
after our judge lost his wife,
he lived on here for years,
immersed in his retirement.
This flat will be sold and cleared out,
except for the glass bookcase,
which I think, will remain,
waiting for new books to arrive.
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT EXERCISE.
1. What books would you treasure and keep in your glass bookcase?
2. What in your life, is your long term commitment to?
Day 328 of Des McCabe's Personal Development Exercises
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