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.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Diary April 3, 1960: Miet's Got a New Trick

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"Dear Diary--

I tried to make popcorn balls, but the popcorn just wouldn't pop. My mother said the popcorn must be near 15 years old.

Leslie went to the movies, but I went to Kathy's. But not until she came here for a while. We played records, and Aunt Helen and the boys came.

Miet's got a new trick--a metal can of peanuts. I suspected it was a trick, so I wouldn't take any. I was right. When Kathy unscrewed the top, out pops a 'snake' of amazing length! (Scared her to death!)

I haven't finished all my homework, but I can do it in school.

I balanced my account (last time) and, it balances.--And--Kitchy's been found.

(I got some more money from Mom, too)"

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