Quotenik
Quote of the Day
Jun 13
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  • nonfiction

Be a good steward of your gifts. Protect your time. Feed your inner life. Avoid too much noise. Read good books, have good sentences in your ears. Be by yourself as often as you can. Walk. Take the phone off the hook. Work regular hours.

“Everything I Know About Writing Poetry,” in A Hundred White Daffodils (Saint Paul, MN: Graywolf Press, 1999), 141.
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WHAT I'M READING

Jun 13

Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters

Nov 30

Letters from Tove

Tove Jansson

Jan 21

My Ex-Life

Stephen McCauley

Nov 1
May 29

The Blazing World

Siri Hustvedt

“Lou was a tai chi master and spent his last days here being happy and dazzled by the beauty and power and softness of nature. He died on Sunday morning looking at the trees and doing the famous 21 form of tai chi with just his musician hands moving through the air.
        Lou was a prince and a fighter and I know his songs of the pain and beauty in the world will fill many people with the incredible joy he felt for life. Long live the beauty that comes down and through and onto all of us.”

about her husband, Lou Reed, published in the East Hampton Star, October 31, 2013. Full obit here.

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