Notebook pages while reading "The Memory Keeper"
in The New Yorker
LETTERS TO SVETLANA ALEXIEVICH (WITH A LETTER INSIDE
TO MASHA GESSEN WHO BROUGHT HER TO US IN THE NEW YORKER
The oldest rocks make the youngest mountains. Explain that one to your children. Young, restless, still rising, earthquakes that don't even register to adult sensibilities. To one given to the wonders of the child's imagination, dizziness is has taken me in. After the initiation, I gave up all claims to authority. The struggle is for child-dream.