The Holy Grail

You will have only one story. You'll write your one story many ways. Don't ever worry about story. You have only one. -Elizabeth Strout (My Name is Lucy Barton)   If you've read your fair share of world literature or seen a lot of classic movies, you might have noticed that novelty isn't always the…

A Spoon Sweet for Summer

And yet a branch of unforeseen mimosa,Cleaving the heavens, falls across it all,So in pages of philosophic proseSometimes will gleam a line of lovesick verse. -Mikhail Kuzmin ("Fuji in a Saucer")   Before May skyrocketed into oblivion, I think it's pretty safe to say that I was taking things kind of slowly. Perhaps more slowly…

Of Jujubes and Spoon Sweets

 "It's a question of discipline," the little prince told me later on. "When you've finished washing and dressing each morning, you must tend to your planet."-Antoine de Saint Exupery (The Little Prince)   All week long, I've been following the Little Prince's sage advice and tending to my planet. You might say that things have fallen…