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This should be a short entry today, as I mean to finish Part One of "The Aubergine Alphabet" today. And I want to wash my skanky hair and maybe even go for a walk. It's a little warmer today, currently 27˚F, though it supposedly feels like 32˚F. This time yesterday it was twenty degrees colder here. We're supposed to reach 37˚F, and the sun is supposed to emerge, but I see snow falling out there. A few big flakes. Yesterday we had another squall, and it dumped a few more inches. I fear the small amount of melt we may get this afternoon, because tomorrow's forecast high is only 13˚F. Whatever little snow melts today will be treacherous ice tomorrow.

Yesterday, I did 1,423 words, I-K. I am especially happy with "K is for Keyhole."

Last night, on Facebook, I wrote "If adoring Dolly Parton singing "Jolene" means I'm not a feminist, then...there you go." Also, "Writers, before you refer to yourselves as prosers, do be aware that this antiquated word not only means someone who writes prose, it also means 'one who talks or writes tediously.' (from Merriam-Webster)." There was more Scrabble, too; this time, I beat Spooky by 32 points.

I have a couple of photos from yesterday's snowfall, behind the cut:







Photographs Copyright © 2015 by Caitlín R. Kiernan



In many ways, this has been the strangest, most surreal winter of my life. I look at those photographs, and I'm reminded of that. And, today, there's some peculiar sorrowfulness pressing in at me. For now, I have to ignore it.

TTFN,
Aunt Beast

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everville340
Feb. 22nd, 2015 05:10 pm (UTC)
Yesterday, I did 1,423 words, I-K. I am especially happy with "K is for Keyhole."

I like the sound of "K is for Keyhole".
sovay
Feb. 22nd, 2015 07:41 pm (UTC)
Yesterday, I did 1,423 words, I-K. I am especially happy with "K is for Keyhole."

I am very much looking forward to this alphabet.

"Writers, before you refer to yourselves as prosers, do be aware that this antiquated word not only means someone who writes prose, it also means 'one who talks or writes tediously.' (from Merriam-Webster)."

It sounds like the writer's version of poseur. "Oh, God, you should have seen what this scene was like before there were prosers everywhere, writing their novels on iPhones and fainting for their Muses left and right."

It rained here last night, then snowed again, and this afternoon it appears to be sunny and melting. I do ot trust any of it.
greygirlbeast
Feb. 22nd, 2015 08:07 pm (UTC)

"Oh, God, you should have seen what this scene was like before there were prosers everywhere, writing their novels on iPhones and fainting for their Muses left and right."

Priceless.
harrietbrown
Feb. 22nd, 2015 10:17 pm (UTC)
I love Dolly Parton's version of "Jolene"! My roommate says she once heard Patti Smith sing it live at Alice Tully Hall - I've looked for a recording, but I can't find it anywhere.

We had snow here in Staten Island this morning, too but now the big meltdown is in progress. Melt, freeze, melt, freeze. Spring can't get here fast enough!

I hope the sorrow is banished to the hinterlands.
kiki60
Feb. 26th, 2015 09:41 pm (UTC)
Jolen
I was always partial to Jack Whites version of Jolene. Still, I felt Dolly Parton was never given credit for not being typical, musically speaking.
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