On (almost) the same page: Virginia Woolf and Carl Jung

Great minds think alike, the nine zillionth example:

Virginia Woolf, from To the Lighthouse

"She felt…how life, from being made up of little separate incidents which one lived one by one, became curled and whole like a wave which bore one up with it and threw one down with it, there, with a dash on the beach." 


[painting of Woolf by her sister, Vanessa Bell]

Happy birthday Keith Richards, king of the underground

Keith Richards has an unusual problem for a memoirist: a too dramatic life: The temptation for most memoirists is to beef up, at times even to make up, life; for Richards, who has lived one of the most eventful and excessive lives ever, the point is to tamp it down. His is an odd bookContinue reading “Happy birthday Keith Richards, king of the underground”

How to talk to a man planning suicide: Tennessee Williams

In l940, while living on $50 a month, Tennessee Williams had a long talk with his suicidal friend Clark Mills. I think in the self-reporting of this conversation you can see why 20 years of lack of success at writing could not kill Tennessee Williams' belief in his work, nor his desire to live… [ClarkContinue reading “How to talk to a man planning suicide: Tennessee Williams”

The Sexiness of Henry David Thoreau (ca. 2009)

Who would've thunk it? From a clever Los Angeles Times food piece, with a great pic and quote: First the quote, from raw food advocate/punk rocker Amanda Brown: People don't realize that just as there are all these professional people going to train at Le Cordon Bleu, there is a whole generation of chefs whoContinue reading “The Sexiness of Henry David Thoreau (ca. 2009)”