Monday, November 17, 2008
My mother, Laura,
no longer recalls
“I should, I know.”
Note: “Lara’s Theme,” from Doctor Zhivago, along with the film and its entire score, has long been one of my mother’s favorites, and mine. Another is “Danny Boy.” In fact, late in my unpublished second novel, The Smiling Eyes of Children, the main character, a sixty-year-old-writer named Ross Freeman, sings “Danny Boy” to a young journalist-friend and his wife in their apartment shortly before they must part company. Damn it — I really should publish that book. It’s a good one, and unusual in that it’s written almost entirely as dialogue. That took a bit of work, and I loved every minute of it.
“Lara’s Theme” added to Poems, Slightly Used.
In the Forum: a game that requires a bone-dry dirt course, blistering heat, the deep shade of walnut and ash trees, ten thousand sparrows, and a vineyard nearby.