I deliberately charge things on my Amazon credit card (and then pay it off immediately) so that I can earn free books. My most recent aquisition is “No one belongs here more than you.” a book of short stories by my very, most favorite, artist, actor, writer, Miranda July. I want to savor each of these stories because I know the discovery will be gone once I reach the end. While waiting for the kids to get out of school today, I read the first story and it was exactly as I knew it would be: Unexpected, beautiful, perfect.
So now moving from the wonderful to the profane, if you ever had a doubt that waterboarding was not torture, one only has to listen to today’s broadcast of The News Hour with Jim Lehrer. I felt like I was drowning listening to the procedure being described. So much so that I had to turn it off.
Art saves me.