As you may have realized,
I've been taking my time with careful repair,
removing the old glue and torn paper,
prepping the surfaces of this old book
for reattaching it's cover.
Adding extra reinforcement where the cover spine is splitting
and allowing for a little 'rest & recovery' to let the glue dry...
and in the midst of the process
I decided to leave my journal un-covered, for the time being,
because there is no way that this book
can fit within the confines of this cover any longer!
So once I am all done with the inside, I will make it a new outside, and incorporate the old cover into the new.
I absolutely love the symbolism in all that, and look forward to sharing it all with you once I get to that point in the process.