Nancy Ames

Joined January 2008

I am a Canadian, originally from Ontario, and am now living in Calgary, Alberta. I have been writing for over 30 years and performed my...

Extracts from my reading - I

I will occasionally be posting brief quotations from my collection of many years for the enjoyment of other bubblers, with references of course – just pieces of good, interesting writing.
#1.
John D. MacDonald, THE DECEIVERS, 1958

“Okay. So we chalk it off to the summer night, beer, proximity and so on. And we don;t let it happen again.”“That’s right. We stay sensible about it. We’ve got ethical responsibilities.”“And right now, Cindy, we’re demonstrating one of the big fat flaws in the logic of the western world. All of us try to attack emotional problems with logic. And logic with emotions. Emotion is more of a physical problem. It’s as though… you see a man drowning and you stand on the bank and explain to him the mechanics of the flutter-kick.”

#2.
Kurt Vonnegut, HOCUS POCUS, 1990

The year is 2001 now.
If all had gone the way a lot of people thought it would, Jesus Christ would have been among us again, and the American flag would have been planted on Venus and Mars.
No such luck!

At least the world will end, an event anticipated with great joy by many. It will end very soon, but not in the year 2000, which has come and gone. From that I conclude that God Almighty is not heavily into numerology.

#3.
Richard Brautigan, in THE PILL VERSUS THE SPRINGHILL MINE DISASTER, 1968

Your Necklace is Leaking

Your necklace is leaking
and blue light drips
from your beads to cover
your beautiful breasts
with a clear African dawn.

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