Have a lovely weekend, readers! What exciting plans do you have? I’ve got an oddly packed weekend- friend visiting from New York, show, dinner with the sweetest lady, and a whole lot of editing to do. But I’m hoping to spend Saturday afternoon in, curled up on my couch with a good book and some confection that involves Nutella. (Nutella = amazing. I passed a creperie the other day that serves crepes with Nutella. I guess this isn’t a new thing, but it seems to me that this dish is the greatest thing since sliced bread.)
Well, it’s approaching 8:20 rapidly, and I’m beat because I behaved like a 19-year-old last night and laughed more than I have in ages. But before I go…
In light of J.D. Salinger’s death today, I thought it apt to post a few of my favorite Catcher In The Rye quotes.
“If a girl looks swell when she meets you, who gives a damn if she’s late? Nobody.”
“Among other things, you’ll find that you’re not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You’re by no means alone on that score, you’ll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You’ll learn from them – if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It’s a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn’t education. It’s history. It’s poetry.” (Spoken by Mr. Antolini)
When I read that as a teenager, it made me feel like being less cynical, and it has the same effect now. I hope you get a chance to read something you love this weekend. xo, m