Friday, April 22, 2011

L-House Update: 13

 An L-House Update...

Here are a couple of my favorites:
"There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it." —C. S. Lewis, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1952)

"It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn’t know what I was doing in New York." —Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar (1963)
2. The Beatles on Ed Sullivan

3. Upon becoming Prime Minister, Winston Churchill was told that funding for the arts must be cut due to the mounting cost of WWII, to which he replied: 

"Well, then what are we fighting for?"

5. Beautiful cakes...

6. A Roast Chicken for Sunday dinner...
Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme (and lemons...)
7. Parasols...

8.  One of the best things in the world is getting an unexpected letter from a friend.
And, airmail is just so nice...

9. Billy Collins poems.

Walking Across the Atlantic

  I wait for the holiday crowd to clear the beach
before stepping onto the first wave.

Soon I am walking across the Atlantic
thinking about Spain,
checking for whales, waterspouts.
I feel the water holding up my shifting weight.
Tonight I will sleep on its rocking surface.

But for now I try to imagine what
this must look like to the fish below,
the bottoms of my feet appearing, disappearing. 

10. California
By Joni Mitchell
(Has been stuck in my head all week.  
Particularly the line, "readin Rollin Stone, readin Vogue...")


1 comment:

  1. I was singing California today too.

    it's because we're.... friends.