Archive for May, 2014

Loss through Anthony Marra’s eyes…

May 23, 2014

From Anthony Marra’s first novel titled “A Constellation of Vital Phenomena”

“Sonja stood and walked to the flat, afraid of what she might hear next. At the kitchen table she examined the glass of ice. Each cube was rounded by room temperature, dissolving in its own remains, and belatedly she understood that this was how a loved one disappeared. Despite the shock of walking into an empty flat, the absence isn’t immediate, more a fade from the present tense you shared, a melting into the past, not an erasure but a conversion in form, from presence to memory, from solid to liquid, and the person you once touched now runs over your skin, now in sheets down your back, and you may bathe, may sink, may drown in the memory, but your fingers cannot hold it. She raised the glass to her lips. The water was clean.” (Pg 120) Yes, it is an amazing book.

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Spring is in the Air…and It Feels like a Million Knives Hitting Me All At Once

May 3, 2014

I am reposting Nancy Miller’s blog post from this week. It is beautiful and right on target. Thank you, Nancy, for writing this.

 

Spring is in the Air…and It Feels like a Million Knives Hitting Me All At Once.