For surely, if Bech’s own narrow and narcissistic life was miracle enough...– John Updike, Bech is Back. These quotes are from two different chapters, but I feel like they’re just different arteries to the same organ of thought. The bones of America. Living in the air like mistletoe!
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Talking a walk to go see this today.
Barbara Nitke and I watched [Rachel Ray] do her perky act with a ripe tomato....– Barbara Nitke studies the parallels between the Food Network and hardcore pornography. Pretty great. Read.
An empty plastic glass sat in her hand like an egg collected at dusk.– John Updike, Bech Is Back. There are few writers I find as wondrous and remarkably effortless as John Updike.
A need to tell and hear stories is essential to the species Homo Sapiens —...– Reynolds Price, A Palpable God. Hmm. That is something.
Liturgical time is essentially poetic-time, oriented toward process rather than...– Kathleen Norris, The Cloister Walk. Worth investigating.
going places gives me something to do. it’s too cold to shower: there’s no light yet and everything is freezing. it’s not much warmer in the next place. i know because i checked. it will barely break fifty at high noon, even in the desert. on the way out of zacatecas, the plane banks sharply on take-off. on every tray table juice slides softly in paper cups. a flight attendant on...