girlDiary part 2

first days in my new batcave. cooking, reading the human stain & crying. from happiness, from loss, from tenderness & the tunes on the radio reminding me how far i am from home,

from the lonely road & the misunderstandings, for my confused 20-yr-old self and friends lost along the way & also from gratitude that i made it. that i'm free again,

in one piece, with a roof over my head and because like philip roth says, you can't know anything. Intention? Motive? Consequence? Meaning? All that we don't know is astonishing. Even more astonishing is what passes for knowing.

15 comments:

enpleinjour said...

Hmm, close in feeling to my text "London". Read it!

girlontape said...

can't get into your blog sistah! where do i read you?

enpleinjour said...

Hey!

I mean the text I sent you via email. Would you like me to send you a hard copy?

girlontape said...

holy shit! it's you! LOL. YES could you? that way i can read it at the cafe... love receiving real mail at my new batcave :-)

enpleinjour said...

Oh yes, enpleinjour is moi. i'll mail it. John just read it, was very complimentary - OK, he would be! so I have his notes to work on, but would love to have yours. Am really excited about his new work!

Mary Poppins said...

te quedaste x Congreso??
estas escribiendo mas! Great!

girlontape said...

can't wait enpleinjour! finally home safe... can dedicate myself to what counts: literature, art, art, literature

fuck Congreso QM... aunque me cae bomba... me fui pa San Cristobal! y sí, volvió la girlPluma ;)

hermano said...

Batcave?

Bitchcave.

girlontape said...

the lair of the turboBitch!

Ray said...

I am so glad to see you read Philip Roth. I contend he's contemporary America's greatest author. Was on a ship deck absorbed in "American Pastoral" when some bimbo stopped to ask me, "Is he up to his usual shenanigans?" I didn't know where to begin to explain it to her. Don't think she found my effort friendly. Keep piling up those novels. I just finished the "Zuckerman Bound" trilogy and am about to begin his new one, "The Humbling."

And you're a Rohmer films' fan, too! I bow.

girlontape said...

oh Ray I couldn't agree more. Just finished American Pastoral.... also Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides... another masterpiece, oddly they dovetail so perfectly. True giants, Rohmer also. What was the bimbo on about... ? Never mind!

enpleinjour said...

I'm also a fan of Philip Roth, though I haven't read as many of his books as I wished, time time time. I think some people might be mislead by the humour of his writing: funny is not serious is not art?

girlontape said...

wouldn't occur to me to think of roth as a humorous writer, unless you mean his characters' sense of humor... ?

enpleinjour said...

You don't think The Human Stain is funny? Or Portnoy's complaint? I was worried when I saw your comment that we were talking about a completely different writer, and it would be exposed all over the net that I mistake Philip Roth, the stern, esoteric writer, with ... uh, I dont' know, Jack Roth?

girlontape said...

no i thought it was tragic... like american pastoral, both incredibly sad stories.