Friday, February 4, 2011

Green Lamp

In all the years I spent traveling around, I always dreamt that one day I would finally find a place where I'd be able to stay permanently. And then I would buy myself a green banker's lamp. For some reason, this lamp has always been a symbol of permanence, of a happy home life for me. Maybe it happened because you normally see such lamps in libraries, so I came to associate them with places where you want to stay.

A lamp like this is really inexpensive. It costs less than $30 at Walmart. You can't, however, buy this kind of a lamp if you move across state and country borders at least once a year. For a very long time, I looked at every object in terms of how easy it would be to pack, and the green banker's lamp never made the cut.

Now I finally have my green lamp. In this picture you can see how comfortable it looks on my night table.

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Anonymous said...

I feel like every professor in the Humanities has one of these. I remember seeing a lot of them in college.

Pagan Topologist said...

I would probably buy one of these if it were available in purple or orange, but I find green light unpleasant after a while.