i then wiped all the dust and cat hair off which i suppose had also been collecting for more than a year and then i leaned over and picked up the pencils that had been lying on the floor since i knocked my pencil cup over some months ago. while down there i found two boxes of slides that had fallen off my shelves gods know when and yet more mail but the mail i just left there figuring it will keep until i move out and take the loft apart.
i still haven't found my shades which vanished three years ago. i had returned from a winter desert trip and i clearly remember holding my clip-on shades in my left hand as i lumbered up the stairs with my backpack and beyond that memory stops and so apparently did the shades. i have no idea where i put them down or where they went to from there but i fantasize that i will find them one day in some cranny in this room and if you have seen this room you know it is all one big cranny.