Saturday, October 10, 2015


Lists. I am all for lists. Each item a breath, a footstep, followed by another; but also the spaces between them, the exhalation, the back foot rising...

A few years ago the writer Aislinn Hunter surprised me with her gift of Lists: To-dos, Illustrated Inventories, Collected Thoughts, and Other Artists' Enumerations from the Smithsonian Archives of American Art (2010) by Lisa Kirwin. Great bathroom reading, but also a great resource.

Atop this post is a poem by Charles Green Shaw (1892-1974). Entitled "The Bohemian Dinner", it too is a list, but in its listing (also) manages to convey what it is to set out for the night, only to return at the end of it.

Happy Thanksgiving, Aislinn! Enjoy your turkey dinner!

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