Tuesday, December 12, 2023

A very short post

Sitting in bed at 6.41 am with a box of tissues on the bedside table, which has rapidly diminishing contents. 

My current painting is proving to be incredibly difficult, and I’m discouraged; and I have just finished Saint Maybe, an Anne Tyler book I have never read before, but which might just be my new favourite. I have read 16 of Tyler’s novels and enjoyed them all. Previously my favourites included Breathing Lessons, A Patchwork Planet, and Noah’s Compass. How about you?

On the Gaza question, I commend this interview with Roger Waters of Pink Floyd.


Anonymous said...

You wouldn’t want a painting to be easy though, would you!
Don’t let the ‘discouraged’ phase get in the way of pushing on with it.

And thank you for the link to the Roger Waters interview - these voices of sanity, and humanity, are out there - just not in political circles. I very much liked the wisdom from his mother: read all and everything, then do the right thing. Clever woman.

Thea xx

Sue Hepworth said...

You’re quite right, Thea, I would not want it to be easy. I’m stepping away for a day or two and then I’ll come back to it.

I found it both comforting and encouraging to hear the Roger Waters interview.

Anonymous said...

Anne Tyler!! magnificent writer. I suspect my first that I read of hers was magical, but can’t honestly recall which. Do know that I very much loved Breathing Lessons
Ana x