Mattie Flicktail Lonesome. A dog in a cat’s body.
“I’ve always identified with outsiders. I’m an educated, white, middle-aged male, but I grew up — you know I went to 14 schools, I was never with an ‘in’ crowd. I’ve always identified far more with those standing outside the window looking in, than those in the middle of the party.” ~ Andre Dubus III. Hear the interview & read an excerpt of his latest book, “Dirty Love”
On my list.
"When we are stricken and cannot bear our lives any longer, then a tree has something to say to us: Be still! Be still! Look at me! Life is not easy, life is not difficult. Home is neither here nor there. Home is within you, or home is nowhere at all.
So the tree rustles in the evening, when we stand uneasy before our own childish thoughts: Trees have long thoughts, long-breathing and restful, just as they have longer lives than ours. When we have learned how to listen to trees, then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy. That is home. That is happiness.”
― Hermann Hesse, Bäume. Betrachtungen und Gedichte
Sylvia Poggioli is doing an IAMA today at 1PM. I’ll post a link here when it’s live but for now, here’s this.
Almost lunchtime. Too bad I won’t be eating this,