Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Dumas, Hardy, Dickens



The main reason I went to Goodwill this time was to look for odds and ends I could paint or attach drawings to. There was an old Russian in the picture aisle. His beard was white, except for its pattern of nicotine, and several inches longer than mine. He was leaning on a shopping cart with one hand and with the other he was wrestling with frames. By that time I had already found these three books, and they were hampering me in my search. Since the man was directly in my path, I moved to the frying pan aisle. How would it be, I wondered, if I painted something in the bottom of a six-inch cast iron pan? Two eggs sunny side up, perhaps. Of course I have no paint, and know nothing about surfaces and how it’s applied. One aisle over, a woman started singing. Softly — part lullaby, part lament.

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Recently Linked: My thanks to The Scrybe for signing on as a follower of Recently Banned Literature. In addition to being a member of the Flowers of Sulfur poetry collective, The Scrybe ponders the universe from a shallow window.

Update:
In the Forum: elves mixing up a batch of killer homebrew.

7 comments:

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

Hi William,
...Goodwill... it's sounds good to live there!

William Michaelian said...

Yes, you just have to visit the right places. I like thrift stores best of all. Goodwill is one, and there are several others. Always a crazy, artistic adventure!

~im just only me~ said...

Ha! I picked up a copy of Tess as well this week, for free!, from the discard shelf in the English Dept.. Major score! and a slightly weird coincidence!

Momo Luna said...

I love the atmospheres you create with your words. I always see what you write in my mind. I see the Russian with the long beard, i see you wondering. :-)
Great books! All three of them.

Sweet greetz for you dear William!

William Michaelian said...

Well, Cassie, anymore, weird coincidences are to be expected. In fact, I count on them. Oh, and I forgot to mention, I actually paid $3.99 apiece for these books — big spender. But they’re in really good condition. Classic: “a book which everyone praises but no one reads.”

Momo Luna, thank you — that’s a big compliment. Much appreciated!

The Scrybe said...

I've only just seen this, thank you so much for the link :) !

William Michaelian said...

You’re quite welcome! You’re also linked in the “Reading Room”....