August 2009 archive

my soul as a chosen landscape

I’ve always known that I’m named for a piece of music. Charles Debussy’s Clair de Lune is my mother’s favorite and that’s where my name comes from. I’ve listened to that piece my whole life. (You can listen to it here.) I own four or five different recordings of it. I think it’s haunting and […]

a joy forever

As Keats told us, “a thing of beauty is a joy forever”. At this rate, it looks like I’m going to be happy for a long, long time. Beauty is. . .a stunning orchid for my room. I have decided that all bedrooms should contain fresh orchids. They are impossibly beautiful, laws of gravity-defying flowers. […]