Hi, folks, Here are some things I read, listened, or watched this past week. For more about this project & my previous posts on it, go here: Weeks… Read more “Susan knows she is a Siren”
Dear Carmen, In A Luta (‘The Struggle’, 1909), we have the unfolding of multiple struggles: Celina’s existential dilemma, as she is torn between her need for social… Read more “The tough game of unspeakable interests”
Carmen Dolores (March 11, 1852 – August 16, 1910) was the pen-name of Brazilian writer Emília Moncorvo Bandeira de Mello. She was born in Rio de Janeiro… Read more “Carmen Dolores (Emília Moncorvo Bandeira de Mello)”
“It is best for us to continue in the belief that Eve actually ate an apple, and immediately ruined Adam in consequence! I like this belief, too, it speaks so well for the progressive power of women.” – 26 July 1857, ‘Early journalism’, in The Morgesons and Other Writings
The sadness of others one should leave alone. It is a small garden, a fragile delicate Arcadia, one should not disturb it. – I Am the Brother of XX
About this [blank] garden
“I am younger each year at the first snow.”
– Anne Sexton, in a letter to W. D. Snodgrass, in 1958.
A Self-portrait in Letters, (2004)
This is my blank space. A white page, as good as a garden covered in snow, not yet cultivated, but with some strong Spring hidden within; something simple, clean, yet to be stained; a seed with some flower all curled up inside, first waiting, then slowly unraveling.