Women

On remembering long-gone friends:

‘...THESE FARAWAY BEINGS ARE FIREFLIES...EACH ONE A BIT OF PHOSPHORUS , A LIFE THAT BRUSHED MINE AND CAUSED ME, IN ITS GLOW, TO EXIST,

AND NOW THEY SIT ON MEMORIES WINDOWSILL...’

Quote: Dorothea Tanning from Between lives, An Artist and Her World

Image: Firefly Chandelier © Artist Michele Oka Doner

“For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else on earth. What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die.”
Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life