March 20, 2017:

Books. For ten winter weeks I lugged around a backpackfull.

We each had our necessary Blue Guide. I additionally brought Braudel, both volumes; and Ulysses; and Ellman's bio of Joyce; and The Interpretation of Dreams. At least ten pounds of print.

I was exhausted, undernourished, frail, distracted, and burdened with books.

Today I can barely recall a single site.