It's been a while since we'd seen Pamela, so it was very exciting to hear her holler "Hey Book Lady!" as I biked past Skidmore Fountain. I had two books we'd been holding for her, both poetry: Selected Poems of Gwendolyn Brooks, and Ultra-Marine, by Raymond Carver. Since our patrons live outside, rarely have cell phones or mailboxes, it's hard to maintain communication with them, and it makes every meeting, especially chance ones, even more miraculous. This fall/winter has been very cold, and we're not seeing as many of our regulars on the street. We hope that's because they've secured shelter, but we still miss seeing them week to week. Here's to Pamela, to hoping she enjoys the poetry, and that she stays warm this holiday season.