Pattern Recognition

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I like to talk. And write poetry. I paint a little too.

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Quiz for Wingtips

For Paula, who passed the relay baton to me (Wingtips in my Links):

You're stuck inside Fahrenheit 451, which book do you want to be?
Pattern Recognition by William Gibson -- hunting cool :)

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?
Of course. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice.

The last book you bought is:

L'Usage du Monde by Nicholas Bouvier (Swiss travel writer) 1963 -- in a Norwegian translation.

The last book you read:
P. Wentworth: Meurtre a Craddock House. A very silly detective story from 1939, British in a French translation.

What are you currently reading?
The Shipping News by A. Proulx (second reading) and a German detective story from the Mosel River area, by Mischa Martini.

Five books you would take to a deserted island:
1-The Shipping News
2-Pattern Recognition
3- All of Us (Raymond Carver)
4- Segues (William Stafford and Marvin Bell)
5- The October Palace (Jane Hirshfield)

or maybe the chapbooks of my cyber poetry friends, with loving dedications, to feel less alone!

Who are you going to pass this stick to (3 persons) and why? --

Teper Ranger because he likes a challenge

Carol S. because she is a NUN and a true intellectual

Miss New Orleans: Laurie because her father is a professional clown and she is funny.

Monday, March 14, 2005

Bloggers Move Over

SO-O-O, is it all about wikis now?

Saturday, March 12, 2005

A migratory bird flies south

Would you believe that this bird, the waxwing, flies south for the winter-- to Oslo, Norway!

Comes all the way from the very north, in Finnmark County, way above the Arctic Circle and close to Siberia, where it nests and lives on insects all summer, to feast on fruit and berries in the warm South -- in Oslo.

Bombycilla garrulus

Not my own picture -- the flock I saw on my freezing walk in - 5 Centigrade were enjoying whitebeam berries, softly cirrrrring to each other.

Bohemian Chatterers is another name for them, in Norway "sidensvans" -- silky tail.

Friday, March 11, 2005

Flowers Against Grief

Some friends gave me tulips today, belatedly after my mother's death--
every colour--
I had to put them in a kitchen pan, stainless steel and
unlovely-- too many for my narrow vase.

Why flowers to the grieving?

1. They are alive
2. They too die.
3. Their beauty delights, which is comforting in itself.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

NUNS Looking Good

I have been faithful to my vow.
I nearly fell to pieces over a cheap collection of Patsy Kline. And put her back on the rack.

Necessary Needed Shopping has been done (not all of that either) -- that's it.

23 Non-Shopping Days left of Lent and looking smug.