Wednesday, April 27, 2011

and there was an oak tree

Their father said if they could see as God can, in geological time, they would see it leap out of the ground and turn in the sun and spread its arms and bask in the joys of being an oak tree in Iowa. Marilynne Robinson, Home
Photo: Kansas City School Board Meeting, Mike Sinclair

Monday, April 18, 2011

like comedy, like sex, like anything

“Don’t you think like most things, like comedy, like sex, like anything, it’s about timing? I think we collided with each other,” she adds, referring to her husband. Cate Blanchett

Sunday, April 17, 2011

reprise: the kiss

"Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing." Sylvia Plath
Photo from The Selby.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

the changes we want

"It's never the changes we want that change everything." The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz
Photo from the ue

Saturday, April 9, 2011

i could do ten sometimes

Interviewer: You said you were writing eight hours a day.
Franzen: I could do ten sometimes.
Interviewer: Even when things weren't working?
Franzen: I didn't have the experience of things not working. I didn't know enough to know when something wasn't all that good. The chapters just came clattering out.

Monday, April 4, 2011

wild and constant

Sometimes at night
when I can’t sleep

because of the wind
I go and stand
in the library of glaciers.

I stand in another world.
Not the past not the future.
Not paradise not reality not

a dream.
An other competence.
Wild and constant.