“Carnegie” is engraved in the granite lintel of the old library that is about to become a pile of bricks.
“Carnegie” is embossed in the leather cover of the old library book on top of the pile I’m moving into the modern one next door.
The message seems clear: Better to have your name on a book in a library than to have your name on a library. Better to be Dale than Andrew.
“Carnegie” was originally published by Paragraph Planet in 2014.