SJ came down and spent the day, and we had a great conversation about something that's been bothering me for years, which she has been bothered by too, which we both want to investigate and explore more to try to pin down. That is, that advertisingesque images seem to've gone a long way to displacing meaningful imagery, and have co-opted some of the elements that make up ritual in order to fill the soulless void beneath the slickness.
I am feeling horrid, unfortunately; I had the super tough winter, then perked up in late May, to be hit again a week.
SJ went to Annie Buck's (she hadn't seen her for eons and said she'd forgotrten about her), and Annie said, "Tell Vivian to answer my emails." SJ said, "You know no one can tell her to do anything."*
Update: I looked back and the last email Anne sent I'd replied to so I said as much, and she said "Yes, but before that there were some you didn't answer and I got discouraged. I will keep in touch more often because you are in my heart and will be forever." ZOMG take heartworm medication! That makes me think - heartworm medication should be sold under the name Scarpia Brand (Nel tuo cuor s'annida Scarpia!), or perhaps Tosca Brand.
* This is completely undeserved; I am as sweet and pliable as a willow shoot... ma...
Teresa Berganza :-D
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