Here, There, Everywhere

"Don't discourage me. In my job I have to paste one fact to another with words, and in the end everything has to seem coherent even if it's not.""But if the coherence isn't there, why pretend? "To create order." -Elena Ferrante (The Story of the Lost Child)      It's hard to believe now as life again…

Food for Thought

This place, supposedly still our home, feels very alien to me: boxes are everywhere, dust bunnies are forming and the available floor space is rapidly disappearing. There is, somewhere in this mess, sadness and a feeling of loss, but I suddenly feel rather numb to it all. Or maybe it's just gotten lost in the…

The Business of Moving

--tomorrow is our permanent address  and there they'll scarcely find us (if they do, we'll move away still further:  into now -E.E. Cummings ("84") Moving, there's no doubt, is an ugly business. Ever so slowly, the life that you carefully built is dismantled: book by book, dish by dish, sock by hole-in-the-toe sock. There's a…

Out with the Old….

After a partially self-imposed and partially necessary break from blogging, I'm back! My blogging form is a little rusty--I have no quote to offer you, nor do I have a recipe--but I do have lots of pictures. Life, as of late, has given me images galore: there was Thanksgiving, then there was San Francisco at…