Inspiration

October 23rd, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized

I don’t do this often, because I have a tendency to be too easily influenced. I read Tolstoy and whatever I write the next day has the flavor of War & Peace. But I copied this line from Jessica Mitford’s book Hons and Rebels, and made a note to myself to try and make observations as wonderful as this in my book:

“Debo spent silent hours in the chicken house learning to do an exact imitation of the look of pained concentration that comes over a hen’s face when it is laying an egg.”

This is a building on Bleecker Street. Halloween! As fun as Christmas.

Skeletons Hanging in Window on Bleecker Street

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  1. 2 Responses to “Inspiration”

  2. By nadine on Oct 23, 2011

    I’ve never read any Jessica Mitford. What would you suggest I pick up first?

  3. By Stacy Horn on Oct 26, 2011

    Actually, I’m more familiar with Nancy and then books about the family. Have you read Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate? I loved those.

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