Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Fall of Texas

Last night, Tara and I went to Symphony Space for their Selected Shorts series. What made it really exciting was that the first story read (by Cynthia Nixon) was written by my writing workshop teacher, Joyce Johnson. Not on only did I really enjoy the story, but I've been chewing on it ever since. There is a really powerful question said in passing to the protagonist- "Why do you hang back?" WHat I liked about this question is that after the show, Tara and I went to a bar where a bunch of her friends were celebrating a birthday. I found myself, "hanging back" as I usually do in those situations and I couldn't get the question out of my head  nor I could venture out into the scary world of conversing with strangers. But by the end o fthe night I was glad I had gone and even more glad that I got a liitle more practice at "hanging on."

1 comment:

Carmen said...

warms my heart to hear that you and tara were so close to my place.