Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sunday Salon


This Sunday afternoon I'm relaxing at home, doing some crafts and tidying up a little. I'm reading Dearest Anne : A Tale of Impossible Love, by Israeli writer Judith Katzir, about a steamy love affair between a teenage girl and her female literature teacher. The story unfolds as the girl, now an adult and just having come from the teacher's funeral many years later, re-reads her old diaries and relives her painful teen years, of which this relationship is the defining event. I'm only about 1/3 of the way through and I'm not sure what to make of it yet. The writing is certainly very poetic and literary but we'll see where it goes.

And this Sunday we all got some sad news, that writer David Foster Wallace, author of The Broom of the System and Infinite Jest, hanged himself this weekend. It's very tragic. I don't know what else to say. I read The Broom of the System some years ago after a friend suggested it; Infinite Jest is sitting on my husband's TBR pile. It just makes me sad.

What's making you happy today?