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Cold reading rooms and a warm meeting
August 9th, 2022
Yes. I know today is August 10th. Yesterday I didn't write. I do it now. I spent several hours in the library. I arrived at the reading room of the Bellinger Collection, a dimly lit and pleasant place. The large tables are made of dark wood, and there is lighting for the materials you consult. The Berg Collection specializes in literary manuscripts and prints. Still, I was allowed to stay there for a couple of hours, as the Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection reading room was busy with an important visitor. There were about five women consulting books and manuscripts. The room's silence contrast with the corridor's hubbub, full of tourists.
After one afternoon, I moved into the Pforzheimer Collection reading room. It is a tiny space! The temperature is shallow, less than 18 centigrade, for the conservation of the materials. After a while there, I was freezing. Every time, I would go out to drink water, eat some fruit, and feel the heat. Yesterday we had a 38-degree wind chill. I will tell what I have been reading in my story of today.
Yesterday, when I got home, we had a party. Peni invited to part of her team to dinner.
It is a group of very nice women, led by María Hinojosa.
María is a journalist with a consolidated career. For years, she has hosted the Latino USA public radio show. Currently, she also produces podcasts in the Futuro Media Group. For a couple of months, she has started the project of doing special investigations. That's why Peni is there.
All of them are brilliant and hard-working women and have a great sense of humor. We laughed for hours listening to the stories they told. We ate some delicious carnitas and tamales, drank tequila (Siete Leguas, of course) and had a lot of fun, although I didn't have time to write in my diary. That's why I do it now.