Wednesday, March 12, 2008

fissures



I found this in a used copy of Jorie Graham's Region of Unlikeness. These artifacts always excite me and break my heart at the same time. While I don't think I could ever give up a book with a personalized inscription, there's an intimate comfort in knowing that, at some point, another person purchased the book with love. But it makes me wonder: why did Maureen and Marshall need to rid themselves of it? Oh such mystery and history.

3 comments:

Ivy said...

Beverly Pepper, according to my super-sleuthing, is a painter and sculptor and the mother of Jorie Graham. The mystery deepens, or becomes more shallow, depending on how you look at it.

traffic jam said...

oh my god, you're right! thanks ivy (and wikipedia). how eerie, thrilling and ridiculous.

Chomp Chomp said...

Wowzers. That's intense.