Archive May 2009

A stone into a still pond 0

Dear Bradshaw,

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Sad news. A friend of Francesca’s father passed away today. I was shaving when she told me the news and what I said was, “I’m sorry to hear that.” Then I finished shaving, rinsed my face, and that was that.

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† But it struck me as strange, as it always does, to hear that somebody had died and to feel nothing, no grief, no sense of loss. Like dropping a stone into a still pond, the further away you are, the less the ripples rock your boat. continue reading »

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Trapped inside the train 0

Dear Bradshaw,

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Hey buddy, my apologies. It’s been almost two weeks since my last letter. Some friends from California were here and I was busy visiting monuments, fountains, museums, eating in restaurants and walking around Rome. continue reading »

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