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.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Diary March 21, 1960: Science Project Made out of Frosting

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"Dear Diary--

I've been reading 'Kids Say the Darndest Things.' It's wonderful. I especially liked:

What's your name? Rudigore Sitka. What kind of blood in you, with that kind of name--Red--I mean, where'd Mom & Dad come from--Well I'm a little Chicken-slovakian, Jugoslavian, French, English, Scotch, Jewish & one drop of Cherokee blood (maybe)

No science project. The Fair's wonderful. Mom & Dad & Leslie will come tomorrow. I especially liked the Ginea Pigs, & Pluto the Primitive Dog. Oh yes, and the one with a stream & mountains & grass & everything made out of frosting.

(I spent 35 cents on perfume.)"

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