A paragraph from this morning’s burst on INSTRUMENT.

“Balanchine would love to keep me out of the Library, but even he can’t inviolate the rules of the Library card. He can’t take it from me, nor can he keep me out of the building. As long as I don’t have an overdue book, he can’t touch me, which is one of the reasons I never check a book out. I wouldn’t put it past him to have someone mug me for it, just so he’d finally have his excuse.”