Saturday, September 09, 2006


I like this sunflower; a little tossed and restless. Today's been like that...

Been reading Miss Snark's blog which offers good, sharp commentary (with delightful attitude) about query letters and writing samples submitted by those trying to get the attention of a literary agent or publisher.

And where I am? Right in there with them; all of us a school of fish searching for the bait.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

She doesn’t know what she’s doing! The woman shouts as she stands in the aisle of the jet.
She doesn’t know what she’s doing!

Other passengers eye the woman suspiciously.

Can I help you, Ma’am? One of the airline stewards is at the woman’s elbow.
It’s all her fault! The woman points at me; everyone stares.

The woman is my mother.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Lots of powerful books out there. Michael Ondaatje's books are some of my favs. Also: "The Art Lover" - Carole Maso; "Like Water for Chocolate" - Laura Esquivel; "The Art of Travel" - Alain de Botton; "The Perfect Storm" - Sebastian Junger; "Affirmations for Artists" - Eric Maisel; "Understanding Comics" - Scott McCloud; "No Wrong Notes" - Norman Weinstein. Just started looking at "Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist" - Rachel Cohn & David Levithan. Just a few off the top of my head.

Smoke has cleared somewhat, so we could finally take a walk without that "burning sensation". Still...

A woman gets in her car.

A woman
gets in her car.

A women gets
in her car.

A woman gets in
her car.

She pulls out onto the highway--drives away from the yard and house and town. Away from all of them. She drives on and on until she's over 1,800 miles away. She does not look back.

No comments: