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.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Jeanneke Pis

Just back from Brussels...two weeks of eating chocolates and frites, ogling pricey European shoes, and drinking interesting beverages unavailable stateside, like Cuban rum and kriek. Belgians have an interesting sense of humor, best symbolized by that tacky tourist attraction, the mannekin pis. The little pissing boy has been reproduced ad nauseum; I personally prefer the jeanneke pis, a little pissing girl. She's sort of hidden at the end of a narrow alleyway, but worth a trip from anywhere.

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