Here is this week’s list of blog posts and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.
Trapped in the Light. There are so many different ways to interpret this composite photograph. My first theory was that the woman is somehow powering the lightbulb. If she breaks free, the light dies forever. My second theory was that she’d been trapped there purposefully as a punishment. She can’t get out until she’s served her time. What do you think is happening?
From Before Then Now:
When I get really hungry—not the all-the-time uncomfortable grumbling, but that clawing, scraping emptiness that makes me frightened of what I might do for food and angry that even if I did it there still wouldn’t be any—I focus on one particular thing for as long as I can.
From Hemingway in Love:
Ernest and his wife, Mary, and I stayed in touch for the next eight months. That was the beginning of our friendship.
Over the following years, while we traveled, he relived the agony of that period in Paris when, married to his first wife, Hadley Richardson, he was writing The Sun Also Rises and at the same time enduring the harrowing experience of being in love with two women simultaneously, an experience that would haunt him to his grave.
What have you been reading?