Sunday, November 09, 2008


I fancied that I was feeling "low" and I picked up a book and opened it and something in it made me laugh. Theresa was suspicious, given the studied aura of "lowness" I had been cultivating all day. "Why are you smiling?" she said. I showed her the cover of the book, RAY, by Barry Hannah. What made me laugh cannot be printed here because it is unprintable. My copy of RAY is old and the pages are yellow. I looked on the back and saw that it cost $3.95 when I bought it. The best $3.95 I ever spent, I thought.