A Luminous Halo

"Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end." --Virginia Woolf

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Location: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States

Smith ’69, Purdue ’75. Anarchist; agnostic. Writer. Steward of the Pascal Emory house, an 1871 Second-Empire Victorian; of Sylvie, a 1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL; and of Taz, a purebred Cockador who sets the standard for her breed. Happy enough for the present in Massachusetts, but always looking East.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

The Rescue Artist

Tonight was the monthly meeting of the Downtown Book Ladies. We met at Anna's. We read The Rescue Artist. It was too long. It was boring. We learned a lot about stolen art. Every year, lots of paintings get stolen. The Scream got stolen, but it got rescued. The Scream is painted on cardboard. Part of it is drawn in chalk. The men who stole it climbed up a ladder. After they stole the painting, they left the ladder behind. Charlie Hill was a famous painting rescuer. He finally found the painting. Next time we will read The Calligrapher. Cicily picked it out. Maggie already finished it, and she hates it. We have time for one more book. No matter what, Cicily is not thinking up any more ideas.

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