Monday, August 27, 2007

Busy, Busy

Can't believe it's been a week since I've posted. So much going on, most of it inside my own head.

Telling True Stories continues to spark my imagination, along with Fannie Flagg's books, most recently Standing in the Rainbow, and Anthony Doerr's Four Seasons in Rome.

The big thing all of these books are pointing out to me is that our personal dramas are played out against the background of the larger dramas of history, and using those larger dramas as an ingredient makes for a richer stew.

I've been obsessively researching the 60s and 70s, and some of what I've found has shocked me, even though I lived through it all. Sort of, given that I was tucked away in the hills at the time.

Anyway, Jess got here Friday and we've been hanging out, writing and talking. I read some letters she gathered in her travels this summer. Fantastic stuff. Truly cannot wait to see what she makes of it all.

More soon. Another busy day awaits.

5 comments:

Amber said...

oxoxox

:)

Jess said...

I can't wait to see what I make of it all, either! But I can say that I am truly truly grateful that I got to stop here on my way out and my way back. Thank you!

All your input about books to read, and all your interest in my family history, has been a gift, too.

Love you. Hope I can find a reason to be back here soon.

Deb said...

Love to you both!

kario said...

Jealous you're with Jess again. Need, repeat, need to hear more about the trip with Deb.

Love you.

holly said...

Love that you two got to hang out again - and that Jess's car is pointing west!