A conglomerate heap of trash, that’s what I am. …

A conglomerate heap of trash, that’s what I am. But it burns with a high flame.

This Ray Bradbury quote is doing my head in. Ta-Nehisi Coates referenced it in a piece where he talks about “the sonic democracy” of hip-hop and how it draws influences from both high and low culture.

It seems opportune on a day where the #whatlibrariansread hashtag went around on Twitter and when – thanks to Lynne – I snagged a ticket to one of the summer’s hottest concerts. Trash and treasure. High and low. Rowdy and refined. Those liminal spaces feel most like home to me.

Like Frank Costello said, my environment is a product of me.