Wednesday, March 20, 2013

His Old Life of Wide Ties

Rereading the Portis interview that Burke told me about a long time ago. Portis is talking about a house where he lived during his newspaper days: "Some previous tenant of that house had left a lot of very wide and garish neckties hanging in a closet. I like to think he had turned his back forever on 21st street and his old life of wide ties. I wore one to work one day - a big orange tie with a horse's head on it, with rhinestone eyes."