Thursday, 18 April 2013

Isaac Asimov

I thought it would interest you all to know that you are not alone. There are claustrophiles everywhere. It is in their nature to stay in the closet where it is dark and close and quiet but, through the tap tapping of hands on wood, through semaphore and paper trails, we come to hear of them. Nice Spread would like to welcome Isaac Asimov to its ranks.

Asimov, of science-fiction fame, was a claustrophile. In his autobiography he recalls a childhood desire to own a magazine stand in a New York City Subway station, within which he could enclose himself and listen to the rumble of passing trains while reading. We can’t think of anything nicer.