I have just completed and submitted my essay on “What I’m Reading”
books of influence and comfort, books, ideas and words of propulsion, the books I chose are among my favorites; I own just over 5,000 books and Lisa was generous enough to help organize them for me today. But in the end, Lisa turned out to be neither who nor what thought she was.
No longer tight rows of a hundred boxes of books; the books I selected for Tarpulin Sky:
- Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, by Eleanor Coerr
2. Schindler’s List by Thomas Kenneally
3. Contact by Carl Sagan
4. Touch the Universe by Noreen Grice
5. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
You will be able to read my essay very soon, online. As soon as I have it, I will post the link.
I hope that you will want to experience these books.
I live with them, these books form an archway;
I had to walk through them just to get to my bedroom, lines, images and words fell down as explosions of popcorn that kind of excitement about what will soon enter my body –that’s how sensuous reading is to me, active not passive.
the swelling and opening of kernels, that rank indeed. Idea Gardens. Essences of the plant, no higher order of magnitude, necklaces of popcorn balls, popcorn hat that falls apart; I hardly get to wear it.
Only thing better: would be to wear a honey comb; I go to bed like that, golden caramel and buttery, even between my toes; most of you will just have to imagine this
–for a moment I think of popcorn balls at Euclid Beach
(Image from : http://www.humphreycompany.com)
Now a video of Popcorn popping from YouTube: