Wednesday, June 2, 2010
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“‘He is ugly and sad,’ she said to Fermina Daza, ‘but he is all love.’“
— Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabrial Garcia Marquez
“Just the pleasure of looking was lovely. Though that was hardly the only reward.“
— Philip Roth, The Dying Animal
"My darling. I'm waiting for you. How long is the day in the dark? Or a week? The fire is gone, and I'm horribly cold. I really should drag myself outside but then there'd be the sun. I'm afraid I waste the light on the paintings, not writing these words. We die. We die rich with lovers and tribes, tastes we have swallowed, bodies we've entered and swum up like rivers. Fears we've hidden in - like this wretched cave. I want all this marked on my body. Where the real countries are. Not boundaries drawn on mapswith the names of powerful men. I know you'll come carry me out to the Palace of Winds. That's what I've wanted: to walk in such a place with you. With friends, on an earth without maps. The lamp has gone out and I'm writing in the darkness." -- the English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
Oh how I love beautiful literature. The magic of words wielded by genius is a powerful magic indeed. The depth and imagery of good literary fiction is my drug of choice.
However, I also love me some guilty pleasure reading...for a fast, fun fix! (alliteration much?)
And, well, it IS June...sooooo...
Ranger or Morelli?
(Ranger gets my vote!)
Bill or Eric?
- Lola Sharp
- My name is Lola. (I'm not a showgirl) Yes, L-O-L-A Lola. It's the least of my worries. Let's move on, shall we? This blog is mostly about my misadventures on the journey to publication and beyond. My passion for lush prose, quirky characters, art, music, literature, performing arts and anything creative will be a major theme here. This journey of mine will not always be pretty. Much like rubbernecking a train wreck, I know sometimes you just can't help but look at the carnage that is often my life. So strap on your neck brace, helmet and 5-point harness and come along for the ride! Licentia poetica.
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