Monday, July 06, 2009

Fiction and poetry are the only way one can stop time and give an account of an experience and nail it down so that it lasts for ever.

--Rebecca West


  1. I love this idea. Thanks for sharing it.

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  2. I was looking at the photo album I just made of vacation pictures and rejecting "a picture's worth a thousand words" in favor of your quotation, which is more accurate. Already (in a week) some of those experiences have started to fade. A picture is, at best, a memory jog. Not an account of the experience...


"I don't believe in ghosts, but I see them all the time."

Sherman Alexie cancels book tour for memoir about his mother.