Monday, August 3, 2009

Averted Vision

"In 1996 I rode the circus train to Mexico City, where I lived for a month pretending to be someone's husband. (Don't ask.)" So begins a post by Tim Krieder today in Happy Days, the New York Times website's blog dedicated to perspectives on happiness. Krieder is a political cartoonist. He is also a gifted writer who spins the stuff of life into gold. This post is lovely and makes me want to lock myself in a garret until I learn to craft decent prose.

1 comment:

  1. best line: "an absorption in the immediate so intense and complete that the idiot chatter of your brain shuts up for once and you temporarily lose yourself, to your relief."

    I get that sometimes while drafting a patent application. I count myself lucky that I get moments like that in my profession.