A few stickers today. It is raining like a huge wet raining rainer out there. Not just pitter-patter. Shyoooooo!
And I am totally charmed by Chris Chester's book, Providence of a Sparrow. There's a sad tale here.......he was to come down from Portland and give us a booktalk but was ill, and then he couldn't eat and his jaw hurt. Figured it was stress. Turns out, his jaw was full of cancer, and something busted open and bled and he died drowning, like. I remember being at work and reading the email and not being able to function for awhile.
Just like that.
Makes reading his mini opus that much more bittersweet and, truly, meaningful. He writes so beautifully, really knows how to turn a phrase and it seems so damned effortless. The book I'm reading tells how he and a house sparrow became best of friends.
If there is an afterlife, I hope he's enjoying it. I really feel his loss and I didn't even know him.
And now, on with the show: