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Oh god, I love Jeannette Winterson. I haven't read her novels in many years, but that memoir beginning with the title is one of the greatest ones I've ever read. Enjoy!
Toggle Commented Feb 9, 2018 on Patience with Oranges at Wild Heart
I couldn't figure out how to access the comment box, but here I am. I am so thrilled that you're writing again in this space. I loved this post and sure wish you mosey on down to Los Angeles and read poetry aloud to me in a cafe over BLTs. Your sweetie can come too.
Toggle Commented Feb 9, 2018 on Time to Go at Wild Heart
Wow. That's intense and intensely good.
Toggle Commented Sep 25, 2014 on Rock On! at Wild Heart
As I type this, I hope your back is back in whack! And I thought your 365 day thing was formidable! I'm glad that you'll continue to write here at a more leisurely pace -- I will, of course, be here to visit and to be charmed and inspired!
Toggle Commented Sep 16, 2014 on Time and Time at Wild Heart
You're such a relief in this crazy world -- honestly, I'd much rather muse about your question than dutifully go over and listen to Obama's strategy for dealing with the crazies in other parts of the world. So... You're right! I can't think of the books I read as a teen and the cultural references within them. If the pattern holds, that would mean there would be references to Frank Sinatra or something, right. The stuff that MY parents listened to? Hmmm.
Well, the Goldfinch crowd is certainly the wrong crowd for me, and I do love everything that Atkinson writes. I'm not much of a mystery lover, but I did like Case Histories, and I keep hearing about Tana French. Have you read her stuff?
How exciting! My favorite play is Othello, probably because I was wildly jealous of my oft-straying boyfriend in college. I think next would be King Lear -- several years ago, I saw Ian McKellen perform the title role here in LA, and at the end he danced completely naked. I was sitting ON THE STAGE, literally, and saw every bit of his bits (that were quite impressive given his age!). So that's my most recent forays into Shakespeare! I look forward to hearing yours.
Toggle Commented Sep 1, 2014 on Forgetting to Think (243/365) at Wild Heart
Dear V, I read your letter with much pleasure after an evening out listening to the estimable and very funny Buck Henry in conversation at our great city's downtown library. It was a free event, in a small and intimate theater, and I went with a friend who I hadn't seen in several months. I loved reading all your words and wanted to say that of the five or so biographies that I've read in the last decade or perhaps more, the Hermione Lee of Virginia Woolf was my favorite. Love, E
Toggle Commented Aug 26, 2014 on A Letter (237/365) at Wild Heart
Well, you know how I feel about snow. But I do love a snow bitch. Ha!
Oh, I loved this post so much. It made me shiver, to tell you the truth, in the best of ways. I am a mad lover of Virginia Woolf and could rhapsodize on her for hours. I love the quotes you chose and each photo, too. As for letter-writing and blogging -- I often think of myself as a sort of nineteenth century woman doing her "correspondence" when I sit down to write my blog and then to read others' posts and comment on them.
Toggle Commented Aug 24, 2014 on Waiting for the Mail (235/365) at Wild Heart
Well, you know me. I have never looked back at the east coast and winter. Not spring, either or fall or even summer. I do love it out here on the west coast -- I miss the leaves turning just so in September and October when the heat gets the most intense and dry out here, but other than that I'm grateful. And I think I've figured out how to comment, I have to sign in first with TypePad and then type and then post. Let's see if this works.
Toggle Commented Aug 20, 2014 on The Bloomin' Blues (231/365) at Wild Heart
Truly wonderful post. I want a foot fountain. And I love the word "bilious." Brava to you for using it so beautifully!
"I don't know much about being a millionaire, but I bet I'd be darling at it." That's my favorite one.
I loved reading this post -- how it wrapped and wound around, and I even tilted my head while reading it and looking at the photos. I loved reading Stein in college for just the reasons that you mentioned -- once you began and let your mind loose, it DID all make sense and sounded nearly mellifluous! I was also a huge lover of Dos Passos and Faulkner but never of Hemingway. I found his spare prose just that -- too spare.
Toggle Commented Aug 9, 2014 on From the Floor at Wild Heart
What you've dinged yourself is called "hating" by the younger set. "Don't be a hater," they'll say. I admit to having fun being a "hater," sometimes, although I do think that it makes one bitter before one's time. Does that make sense?
Toggle Commented Jun 30, 2014 on Ding-a-Ling! (180/365) at Wild Heart
The newspaper sitting folded on my desk has been there since Thursday, June the 3rd. I read the front-page article, folded the paper carefully up and placed it on my desk with the intent to write about it. Perfect for... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2010 at LA Moms Blog
Wow. I love the starfish, but the last two lines of your post really resonate with me. Thank you for them --
Toggle Commented Jun 9, 2010 on starfish at Lovely World
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That is so cool --
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That exhibit looks really beautiful -- I especially liked the mermaid embroidery. Thank you for the link!
Toggle Commented Jun 8, 2010 on round at Lovely World
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I love how you've woven a tiny piece of your own history into this post. And all the paintings are great -- but the most amazing to me is the illuminated one --
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I meant WON'T be the only testament to their life! But I think you'd know that --
Toggle Commented Jun 5, 2010 on the sea at Lovely World
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