"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Friday, August 29, 2008

Leaving a Mark

In the kitchen of the cottage, behind the door, there's a long list of names of Porters--past and present--beside little marks to indicate the person's height on a particular date. Perhaps it was initially a means of tracing kids' growth, but all the adults appear too, and sometimes we check our measurements.

Earlier this summer, I decided that the absence of dogs needed to be remedied. So I measured Ruth and Jewel. They are at the very bottom of the list, nearer the floor.

And far above them--me!

The loon in the Bay was calling out early this morning, persistently. I don't know what it was saying, but it was very chatty.

The girls and I had a good long walk this morning. We all needed an escape from politics and I was mulling over book developments. I accomplished much yesterday and today must do even more so I can have a holiday weekend.

The Chap arrives this evening.

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