Saturday, April 1, 2023
It looks like Clawdia, but......
Friday, March 31, 2023
Beginning ~ with a wait
In the parking lot of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in the cool dusk — which is a lie already, because it is never really cool, not even on this January evening, since this is Texas and, more specifically, this is Galveston — we wait.
"Additionally, I was delighted by the 'glossary and guide' found at the back of the book. Having expected the novel to end on the last page, I started reading the glossary just for kicks, when unexpectedly the definitions wove into an epilogue detailing endings and new beginnings for the characters I had come to love. As a writer, I will come back to study Garza’s work for her masterful ability with multiple points of view, the intricacies of her delicious prose, and her playful experimentation with form."
Thursday, March 30, 2023
Collecting my thoughts for Thursday
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Alone vs. Lonely ~ and words coined by kids
"If you are alone, you are not with any other people."
"If you are lonely, you are unhappy because you don’t have anyone to talk to."
I live alone (except for my cat), and I'm not unhappy about that. I can talk to other people by picking up my phone or going down to eat in our Circle@Crown Café.
It's also likely that I don't feel lonely in my apartment because it's filled with books, and those books are filled with characters who "come alive" as I read.
Somebody wondered what a boy meant when he said "a double kid." Hey, it's a perfect way to describe identical twins. In that case, I have "a double daughter." As you can see (on the right), they visited the Arch in St. Louis. It looks like they were wearing identical sunglasses and had been slurping identical treats.
One child calls an exclamation mark a "yell mark!" A cactus should be known as a "sharpie." A mom said her kids called the baby monitor the "momitor," and that makes sense. Saying hand sanitizer is "hanitizer" is also logical, and calling a ham sandwich a "hamwich" is perfect.
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Two quotes for TWOsday
Sunday, March 26, 2023
Book quotes to ponder
Saturday, March 25, 2023
"Come. Walk with me. I will share with you the message that forever changed my family, the healing magic of the 13th Gift."
- Lost Laysen ~ by Margaret Mitchell, 1996, novella, 128 pages
- The Fifth Child ~ by Doris Lessing, 1988, fiction, 144 pages
- Plum Wine ~ by Angela Davis-Gardner, 2006, fiction, 352 pages