'You know how Perry's always using hundred-dollar words he doesn't
half know the meaning of?'
Truman Capote, In Cold Blood.
Sunday, 4 July 2010
"My head is like some ridiculous barn packed full of stuff I want to write about," she said. "Images, scenes, snatches of words… in my mind they're all glowing all alive. Write! they shout at me. A great new story is about to be born - I can feel it. It'll transport me to some brand-new place. Problem is, once I sit at my desk and put them all down on paper, I realize something vital is missing. It doesn't crystallize - no crystals, just pebbles. And I'm not transported anywhere."
Haruki Murakami, Spuntik Sweetheart, p16
And Happy Independence Day to my US readers, if that is the correct salutation.