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on January 11, 2008 with 0 comments »

Walter Benjamin: "I learned to wrap myself in words that were, in fact, clouds."

"..on ordinary days that we didn't know
until we looked back across a distance
of forty years would glow and shimmer
in memory's flickering light. "
- from "After School on Ordinary Days" by Maria Mazziotti Gillan, from Italian Women In Black Dresses.

"I have only one reader — me. I'm the average reader. If I like it, that's all I worry about." - Judith Krantz