Category Archives: Reading

Apollo’s Angels

Reading: Apollo’s Angels, Jennifer Homans “Ballet has always and above all contained the idea of human transformation,  the conviction that human beings could remake themselves in another,  more perfect or divine image.” (p. 548) Here is a little piece of … Continue reading

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Letters to Emma Bowlcut

Listening: Diamond Dancer, Bill Callahan “She was dancin’ so hard, she danced herself into a diamond. Dancin’ all by herself, dancin’ all by herself, and not mindin’.” Thank you, Megan, for letting me know he’s written a book.  It is … Continue reading

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I Can Remember Where I Come From

I took a little break from this space. I was out getting things done. “Mother, the car is here. Somebody, leave the light on. Black chariot for the redhead, dancing, dancing girl. And when I dance for him, Somebody, leave … Continue reading

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Growing Pains

Reading: The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger Listening: Playlist– Growing Pains 1.  When I Grow Up, Fever Ray 2.  Changes, David Bowie 3.  1979, The Smashing Pumpkins 4.  But I Might Die Tonight, Cat Stevens 5.  Sugar Mountain, Neil Young … Continue reading

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Animal Tracks

Listening: Animal Tracks, Mountain Man Reading: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Annie Dillard This morning I skipped yoga, and went outside, to see what I could see. “…beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will or sense them.   … Continue reading

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D is for December, Dostoevsky, Debussy

Reading: The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoevsky Listening: Nocturne, Debussy Today’s daydream: I want to travel to Russia, to Kizhi Island, and walk through the doors, up the staircases, and into the rooms of this magical wooden church. Church of … Continue reading

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White Dresses

Reading: Selected Poems, Emily Dickinson Listening: Grow Grow Grow, PJ Harvey “She dresses wholly in white, and her mind is said to be perfectly wonderful.” (Mabel Loomis Todd on Emily Dickinson) I’m not interested in wedding dresses.   Think: haunted, … Continue reading

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