One thing I've noticed in the past few months is that tempers seem to flare easier. There is more than the usual amount of tension in the air.
But there is one guy who always seems the same. He always takes the time to come to the counter and thank me. He tells me about job leads, and he always has a smile for the clients and the volunteers. But one big thing I've noticed about this guy is that he almost always has a book in his hand.
It's a library book. This guy has practically nothing, but he has the library. That's one thing that hasn't changed for him.
The library. It's free. It always has been. How lucky are we?