Thursday, March 6, 2008
Women of the Cloth opens tonight at Bunker Hill Community College. A bunch of us from Lowell Fiber Studios will arrive together - a big help to the Terminally Shy like yours truly.
I've been a Domestic Goddess since I did my taxes. Running errands, doing paperwork, planning dinner, making cookies and even pie. A luxurious calm that results from taking the needle of the "Make Product!" record.
I am also working hard to finish several wall pieces. Surprise: As one piece moves towards completion, another tumbles off the shelves to say "ME TOO!" I had no idea the backlog was so deep. So it's with a special sigh that I post this from today's Writer's Almanac. Thank you, Garrison Keillor. Sometimes I think, if I won a grant, I'd use it to hire a cook. Think what you could get done if someone else took care of the cooking.
"It is the birthday of novelist Gabriel García Márquez... One day in January of 1965, the complete first chapter of One Hundred Years of Solitude came to him suddenly while he was driving his car from Mexico City to Acapulco. He came home that night and told his wife not to bother him and locked himself in a room for eight to 10 hours a day for the next 18 months and wrote the novel. The original manuscript was 1,200 pages long, and García Márquez pawned their heater and his wife's hair dryer to pay for the postage to send the novel out to publishers."