Authors on Night

Six Bits of Wisdom

  • “What hath night to do with sleep?” -John Milton-
  • “No one but Night, with tears on her dark face, watches beside me in this windy place.” -Edna St. Vincent Millay-
  • “At night we are all strangers, even to ourselves.” -Alexander McCall Smith
“No Traffic”
  • “No man knows till he has suffered from the night how sweet and dear his heart and eye the morning can be.” -Bram Stoker-
  • “Night, the mother of fear and mystery, was coming upon me.” -H.G. Wells-
  • “Beware the night, child. All cats are black in the dark.” -Jean Genet-

-K-

Going Home: The Mix Tape

1. “I Wanna Drive You Home”—ZZ Top

2. “I’m Going Back Home”—Nina Simone

4. “Long Way Home”—Scrapomatic

3. “Darling Be Home Soon”—Joe Cocker

5. “Sweet Home Chicago”—The Blues Brothers

“Empty Silver Cross Hospital”

6. “Midnight Train to Georgia”—Gladys Knight and The Pips

7. “Country Girl”—Carolina Chocolate Drops

8. “Coney Island”—Van Morrison

9. “Departure Bay”—Diana Krall

10. “Daddy Played the Banjo”—Steve Martin

-K-

Done with Love

and Waiting for Drink

This is an odd time of year, a time of leavings and arrivals. It’s a no man’s land of waiting. The love of Saint Valentine is in the past and the drink of Saint Patrick is in the offing. Winter is casting it’s last shadow and spring is still several sunrises away. Mornings are sweatshirts and evenings are layers.

“Looking Over Book”

This is the in between time, done with this but not ready for that. We are finished here but not yet prepared to go there. It is a moment between moments, between love and drink.

-K-

Authors on Taking a Chance

Five Cents of Wisdom

  • “Don’t let them slow you down. Make your mistakes, take your chances, look silly, but keep on going. Don’t freeze up.” -Thomas Wolfe-
  • “Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” -Mark Twain-
  • “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far it is possible to go.” -T.S. Eliot-
“Chess Set”
  • “If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.” -Neil Gaiman-
  • “Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson-

-K-

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