Sebastian Knowles is Professor of English at Ohio State University and is (reportedly) an authority on James Joyce. I am watching Writer’s Talk on the university station which is shown on Channel 16 or Think-TV (you can catch it at ThinkTv.org) and he is babbling on about how it was the large letter S Joyce used that first made him want to read what he was holding … He said that as his name begins with the letter S he noticed and read and as a result was instantly drawn into a love affair with the author’s work(s). I’m listening as I type this in a rather non-cohesive way. Anyway, what do you think of Joyce the author?
I’m being brave and reading Steig Larsson (2 of 3) The Girl Who Played with Fire – two bedtime readings and I’m on page 229 (not to bad) and this afternoon I picked up William Faulkner As I Lay Dying which I have never read. This book is from the library so it must be returned. The three Steig Larsson books are mine. The third in the trilogy was a gift. I purchased the first and second to read first. Who gives a gift of the third? I’ll tell you who when we talk next time if you remind me.
I was thinking all day about you. About me. About what I want. About my desire to improve my writing. About how my life may change if and when – well, if we become an ‘us’ instead of a ‘you & me’. About a definitive reason why this is real? I looked through your pictures, or six or so of them but only because they popped up on the right field area. So I looked and saw you as I remembered you and one with Lonnie on top of a house. I love that one, by the way. All the time I was thinking . . . God show me something definitive! Then …..
….I decided that I love you (deep breath) and that I am willing to see where this goes and to not be afraid of you.