thank you so much for this post. my father gave me a 1974 hardback european publication of the dangerous french mistress and other stories collection for my 16 birthday (in 1990), and i have been in unconditional love with colwin's writing ever since. i don't think enough praise can be lavished upon a human being whose very soul and spirit comes up through every word.
Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Laurie Colwin: The Domestic Sensualist
|12/19/08 10:45 PM|
Thank you for such a beautiful remembrance of your beloved brother. Death is so strange, and while I haven't had the acute pain of losing sibling, I did recently lose the woman who, along with my mother, raised me--my Grandma Jerry. She was almost 103 when she died, and lived an amazing life. She gave me her antique writing desk when I moved away to college, one with a cranny for every envelope and paper, shelves underneath, and a mirror on top. It had belonged to her mother, who died when she was just 5 years old. I also have an incredible bookshelf from the 30s, with rounded corners, used when she first set-up house with my grandfather. She held on to life with an incredible will, had this amazing ability to rebel against everything without ruffling anyone's feathers...was a single mom in the forties, got a PhD in the fifties, fought against segregation in the schools, and always spoke her mind. Thank you for reminding me how close she still is. With sympathy and gratitude.
Apartment Therapy Boston | Sibling Giving & The Importance of Memorial Objects
|12/19/08 05:40 PM|