Friday, May 21, 2010

Another Essay Published

This piece from real life circulated awhile before being published this week by Poor Mojo's Almanac.  I like it far better than many editors, I suppose, like those at the New York Times Lives section.


by Gary Presley
I didn't want to be there, but there I sat. In a courtroom, unwilling witness-to-be for a wedding between two people who should have been doing a thousand things other than marrying, but marrying anyway, fantasy-trapped by imagining miracles and babies, which meant that they were already divorced from reality.

Click here to read the entire piece.

1 comment:

Ross Eldridge said...

Gary,

I think I like this best of any and all of your writing that I've read. I've linked it to Twitter.

Some lines from my favourite "soap" ... CORONATION STREET.

Ken is criticising his elderly mother-in-law, Blanche, for spending all her days attending grim court cases and funerals of complete strangers. Blanche responds: "Ken, if you don't learn to appreciate the misfortunes of others, you're going to have a miserable old age."

Here's hoping your summer is going well. Ours lasted a day this year ... Yesterday. However, we do get heaps of daylight hours up here at least, this time of year.

Cheers!

Ross