Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Notes on the Season

From a recent entry in my commonplace book:

I just finished reading David Sedaris' When You Are Engulfed In Flames. The final chapter of the book details his attempt to stop smoking. He decides to accomplish this feat by taking a three month trip to Japan. While there, he encounters Engrish.

"On an apron picturing a dog asleep in a basket: 'I'm glad I caught you today. Enjoy Mama.'

On decorative paper bags a person might put a gift in: 'When I think about the life in my own way I need gentle conversations.'"

During this often trying time of year, I wish everyone gentle conversations in their own lives. Io, Saturnalia, y'all.