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TALES OF AN ORANGEPEELER

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05.25.01

falling asleep to Blonde Redhead; sleepy early-morning kisses; making up with Mel; bicoastal familial saga over eggs, sunny-side up; sodaplay!; pâté sandwiches, strategically spiked with peppers; Niva asleep, eyelashes and cheek pressed pinkly against pillow; licking sugar, sweet gravel on tongue, from the rim of a glass (oh my, lemon drops in early summer!); Toni Cade Bambara's book of short stories, The Sea Birds are Still Alive; and Salman Rushdie, quoted:

"This is what Grass's great novel said to me in its drumbeats. Go for broke.Always try and do too much. Dispense with safety nets. Take a deep breath before you begin talking. Aim for the stars. Keep grinning. Be bloodyminded. Argue with the world. And never forget that writing is as close as we get to keeping a hold on the thousand and one things--childhood, certainties, cities, doubts, dreams, instants, phrases, parents, loves--that go on slipping, like sand, through our fingers."






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