What I'm Reading
I read Daisy Jones & The Six
by Taylor Jenkins Reid, a book in an interview style about a fictional band based on Fleetwood Mac and the high-life bands of the 70's. It's a great story about addiction, love, and loss between the highs and lows of rock 'n' roll. The New York Times talked about Daisy Jones & the Six here
I have also been reading Rilke's poetry for my Art of the Line course. His poetry talks to God, and references his feelings of love and rejection
. My favorite poem so far comes from his collection The Book of Hours
You come and go. The doors swing closed
ever more gently, almost without a shudder
Of all who move through the quiet houses,
you are the quietest.
We become so accustomed to you,
we no longer look up
when your shadow falls over the book we are reading
and makes it glow. For all things
sing you: at times
we just hear them more clearly.
Often when I imagine you
your wholeness cascades into many shapes.
You run like a herd of luminous deer
and I am dark. I am a forest.
You are a wheel at which I stand,
whose dark spokes sometimes catch me up,
revolve me nearer to the centre.
Then all the work I put my hand to
widens from turn to turn.
Since I am in on the Game of Thrones craze, I read about how Daenerys's Mean Girl Smile is Way More Than a Twitter Meme
. I also read about how to work from home in a healthy way
and the ingenious addiction of Stardew Valley
(a very lovely video game).