Sunday, December 16, 2007

Later

1. I didn't mention that I brought my black cat inside, out of the cold. I gave her a whole can of Friskies and some cream. She crawled into a chair and slept a long, long time.

2. Tonight I read an article in The New Yorker about the author Malcolm Lowry who wrote a book I'd not heard of, Under the Volcano. Lowry lived a tumultous life, it seems, but reading about how important writing was to him was inspiring.

1 comment:

emmapeelDallas said...

That had to be one happy cat! I haven't read Under the Volcano, but it was made into a movie in the 80's...

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