It's unusual for me to be unable to fall asleep. Normally, I'm out before my proverbial head hits the pillow, but tonight sleep evades me. So here I am at 12:33 on a Friday night. I finished reading John Irving's latest book: Last Night In Twisted River a few minutes ago. It was quite interesting. Not as powerful as A Prayer For Owen Meany but complex and beautifully written. I taught APFOM right before I retired; I consider it my swan song. Nobody can foreshadow like John Irving can; sometimes subtle and sometimes not so much, and when the pieces come together, I sit back amazed -- it's like looking at an intricate quilt or a Rube Goldberg game. You know -- the ones that are cause and effect dominated? The ball runs down a shoot that causes a trap door to close and a bucket tips over, and so on.... Damn, I wish I could write like that.
Well now it's almost 1:00 AM. I think I'll try sleep again.
- I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three grand mother of four, and have been married to the same man for 48 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.