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, April 01, 2011

Diary April 1, 1960: Mother and I Play Pranks on One Another

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"Dear Diary--

April Fool's Day! Mother told me, when I got up, that I had a cut on my forehead, so I stood there like a fool, 'til I remembered. Then I told Mother I was caught talking and was punished with a ten-page composition! Just as she started a lecture, I said 'April Fool.'

Popcorn balls in cooking--they were delicious! We had so much, we ate half and had the required 8 balls left. I ate one & gave one to Miss Goodhines. Can't you just see her making a 'pot of tea' for--a popcorn ball! And Miss Goodhines! Eating popcorn balls!

I went to Gilda's--we danced to 'Flamenco,' 'Holiday in Rio,' 'Espanole.' I saw Bette on the bus."

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