Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday Clive

For my dear friend Carol. Surely Clive was thinking of you when he wrote this?

"Isn't it funny the way some combinations of words can give you - almost apart from their meaning - a thrill like music?"


Carol in Oregon said...

Yes! Yesyesyesyesyesyes!!

I had that thrill just a few minutes ago, reading Zinsser on Friday.

In an article I have no wish to link to, he wrote this:

Another book is The Age of Movies: Selected Writings of Pauline Kael, an anthology by the Library of America, which admirably collects in matching editions the works of America’s literary giants. I’ll admit that I was surprised to see two decades of film journalism canonized in the same church as Lincoln, Thoreau, Emerson, Walt Whitman, and Emily Dickinson; that’s a fairly loose canon.

That loose canon pun positively thrilled me.

And I always look forward to your Friday Clive, my friend.

stephseef said...

HAA! Love the quote, love your comment, Carol. In fact, I just love you both.