“The Year Of Magical Thinking” From Outside The Vortex

October 28, 2013 at 9:43 pm (Uncategorized)

A sort of Part Two to my Year of Magical Thinking review…

Coffee Cups in Trees

Another gorgeous clearance pull, “The Year of Magical Thinking” caught my eye first with it’s title and second with it’s fabulous opener.

Life changes fast.

Life changes in the instant.

You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends.

The question of self -pity.

I wrote the words in January, 2004, a day or two or three after the fact.

For a long time I wrote nothing else.

I had never heard of authoress Joan Didion or her equally famous author of a husband before I brought this one home; even after several Google searches I am not altogether sure how they figure in to the literary and news world she often references. This book, her story detailing the death of her husband, the hospitalization of her daughter, and the year in the vortex that followed, is written almost like a well-edited journal entry. It is a stark picture of the total…

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