“Apostrophes, however, I love with all my heart. I support the correctly used apostrophe with that kind of fierce emotional investment in an irrelevance that most people reserve for football. (Go the team in the forthcoming thing, mind you.) I know punctuation rules well, derive a lamentably high percentage of my self-esteem from that knowledge and feel, again with my heart not my brain, that I’m a higher form of life than people who have either forgotten those rules or never been taught them.”—
Tomorrow: We listen back to interviews with actor Jon Hamm and author David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet.)
Please do come! You have a whole month to get and read the book, as well as to tell your friends and get them in on this. This event is open to any and all. The more the merrier! Reblog away, my friends.
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**EDIT: If you can’t make it due to your schedule, you should still read the novella anyway. It’s amazing. If you can’t make it because you live far away, you should still read it AND consider skyping in.**
A piece of my heart has many pieces of her heart up in Crescent City, CA where they have evacuated due to the tsunami. While my heart goes out to those in Japan and around the world who have been affected by this huge natural disaster, I can’t extend empathy to them the same way I can to those I know well - not because I don’t want to, but because I do not know their lives. They are strangers to me. I feel sympathy toward them. I feel the shock of the event. I feel a sense of grief that such tragedies occur. I feel badly, but there is no personal loss weighing on my heart.
My friend, the piece of my heart, her I do know well. I know the timber of her voice as she takes phone calls from family. I know the look on her face as she checks her phone for text messages and voicemails. I know that she is different today than on other days. I know these things and I feel a piece of my heart hurt. I feel the weight of her distress.
So I say, to you and yours, may the pieces of your heart be safe today and always.