Saturday, March 25, 2006

We Look Back at Angels...

So. Winter is officially over, and while I am glad to see it go, there are things that I will miss. Snow angels for one. Poet Nancy Willard wrote of them saying, "...we look back at angels, blurred fossils of majesty and justice..." There are lots of things coming to look forward to: A baptism in May, a new baby in August, taking the dogs for more walks in the sunshine.

Today is the birthday of Flannery O'Conner, who first became famous as a 5-year-old in Savannah, Georgia, for teaching a chicken to walk backwards, and later said, "Everywhere I go people ask if I think universities stifle writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them."

Maybe this is the summer I will write the Great American Novel. Or teach a chicken to walk backwards.

1 comment:

slickdpdx said...

That Flannery quote is brutal!