Friday, September 17, 2010
I appreciated The Corrections, and I see why people longed for a follow-up. You care about the people! You wish they wouldn't waste their lives. But, hey, lots of us waste our lives. That's why we care about these people!
Meanwhile, I am finally getting around to reading the Summer 2010 Granta, a literary treasure. At least I am in the right year, and, yes, the right season, as fall has not quite struck, even if most of the ads in the journal are already outdated. Excellent writing, as usual. I always learn so much! Stories about Khartoum, about Nigeria....
But I was blown away by "The Last Thing We Need," a short story by Claire Vaye Watkins, a story in letters, even! I love reading fiction that makes me ache, that makes me want to connect to other people while I can, while we are alive together.
I wrote a poem today. And tonight I will see a play, Woman in Mind, by Alan Ayckbourn. I get to sit with my mom and dad. Life is a treasure.