This morning I couldn’t World. I couldn’t Brain. I couldn’t force my mind into any one thing, I couldn’t be.
I wish this black dog weren’t chasing me,
I wish my life sung with symmetry,
But I’m ragged, I’m jagged, I’m hollow and haggard
And I fear it’s how I’ll always be.
After losing myself in tears for too long, I pushed myself into the world. I had a cupcake. And I took myself down to my local book shop. I had a good chat with the lady behind the counter. And I purchased two books with money I certainly don’t have.
The Best Australian Stories – A Ten Year Collection.
I’ve been eagerly waiting for this one since I heard it was happening, and just flicking through the contents pages I feel like the Black Inc crew have made some fantastic decisions of what to include. (My favourite Nam Le story is in there! Just can’t get enough.)
Room, by Emma Donoghue. I read an extract from this somewhere, though I can’t remember where… It really grabbed me. I’ve been looking for something exciting for my next Catalyst review, and I think this is it.
While I’m not quite Person yet, I feel like at least I have something I can put myself into as a distraction for the afternoon.
25/03/2011 at 8:13 am
Feel better soon Sam.
25/03/2011 at 8:27 am
25/03/2011 at 11:19 am
Hope you’re feeling better Sam. Cupcakes are always good. I think you’re awesome and do miss our talks at uni.
I read a review on that book “Room” in the Saturday Age. I’m still trying to submit to catalyst but they haven’t emailed me back. Whats the go? Have they got a new email?
I’m not on facebook at the moment due to lent but if you want to email me email@example.com I’d love to know what you’re up to. Otherwise I will just keep blog stalking you. xo