May 17, 2005

Water into Wine

Rebuilding a blog takes some time, so I expect the banner to be back up soon, as well as the other little trinkets I collected over the past two years (next month). Ahem, and uh, the "Blogs for Bush" button will be over there, too.

At the suggestion of a friend, I picked up Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury. I must confess that I rarely read the introductions in books, but the title "Just This Side of Byzantium" grabbed my eyes and demanded my attention. I have returned to this paragraph several times since reading it last evening:

"I was gathering images all my life, storing them away, and forgetting them. Somehow, I had to send myself back, with words as catalysts, to open the memories out and see what they had to offer."

I desperately need a sweet distraction at this time in my life, and thanks to the recommendation from the friend, I think I have found it.

Posted by Rae at May 17, 2005 10:44 PM

So glad you like it. Wonderful book.

Posted by: DW at May 18, 2005 12:06 AM

i absolutely love that book...i read it during my 2001 trip to Maui, and i just couldn't put it down. it was totally the best book ever because he is just such a great writer. good luck reading it! it's a rout! (get it? rout? sheila's rout? i'll have my website up and running really soon, rae. check it out when you have the chance once it's ready. found you on blogs for bush, btw. l8r! sheels

Posted by: Sheila at May 18, 2005 02:31 AM

Sounds like the type of diversion I need. Bradbury is really reliable. Re-doing gets you by the throat sometimes.

Posted by: chrys at May 18, 2005 06:53 AM

Hey, I like the Blogs for Bush button. Kate Bush is a wonderful pop singer.

Posted by: Greg at May 20, 2005 11:10 PM

I really enjoyed reading some of that with you the other night. I really liked the midwestern summer images.

Posted by: R at May 23, 2005 06:34 PM
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