letters & measures
When they finally got inside the house, everything was in jars and nothing was labeled. Though it is difficult to say whether or not labels would have been any help. What does one label a jar full of rulers? The jar is clear glass, the contents are as plain as day. Would a label really bring all that much clarity as to why, precisely, those rulers were put in that particular jar?
Thousands of jars, meticulously organized in an indeterminable, label-less system. It must have taken years.
Those charged with dividing the contents were at a loss.
After much debate, it seemed easier to leave things in their respective jars.
Everything in its proper place.
About flax-golden tales. Photo by Carey Farrell. Text by Erin Morgenstern.