Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

Checking in -

I enjoy the articles on religion in the Chronicle.  The one today is on voodoo or voudo.  I found it  fascinating to read, and it gives insights, also, into New Orleans.

Check it out:   http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2006/07/10/findrelig.DTL

I read the book review in the Chronicle, and T. C. Boyle's new book, Talk Talk, sounds incredible.  He also wrote The Tortilla Curtain, which I continue to recommend.  Also, The Banquet Bug by Geling Yan sounds intriguing.

I am surprised when I  open to the page with the Chronicle Best Sellers.  In the past, I would have known and possibly read all of the interesting ones, but, today, it is like hieroglyphics to me.   I know three of the books of thirty.  Where have I been?   I feel myself emerging from a dark forest into light.  I touch the grass, and fondle the light, and reach now again to touch the words in books. 

Amazingly, Jane and I were discussing the value of  words this morning.  We were reviewing February 28 when she was at the Search Engine Conference, where the price of a word is mighty.  I wasn't into words back then.  I just wanted to feel what I was feeling,  without any concern for or awareness of the story.  No wonder I lost my touchstone of books, but now, I read the book review and check in with Amazon, and I think I'm coming back to those pages, those fragrant gifts, like leaves,  from trees.  
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