Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Quote of the week

in the window of a shop going out of business in North Beach, San Francisco

Overheard:  One flamboyant teenage girl counseling a more timid girl:  "What if you surprise him?  What if you do turn him on to [XXX something incomprehensible], and he's eternally grateful that you turned him on to this amazingness?"

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Esalen Writing & Knowing Workshop...

I just returned from the Writing & Knowing Workshop at Esalen, given by Ellen Bass, Dorianne Laux, and Joseph Millar, now in its 7th year.Deceptively artless, with the air of spontaneity that comes of long immersion, with a developmental arc that I couldn't perceive until nearly the end.  What I mean to say is that it was really good.  I feel like it gave me a mill for my grist.  Above, Esalen's no-shoes-on-carpeted-areas policy in action.