Come, said my soul,
Such verses for my Body let us write, (for we are one,)
That should I after return,
Or, long, long hence, in other spheres,
There to some group of mates the chants resuming,
(Tallying Earth’s soil, trees, winds, tumultuous waves,)
Ever with pleas’d smile I may keep on,
Ever and ever yet the verses owning—as, first, I here and now
Signing for Soul and Body, set to them my name,

–Walt Whitman

I don’t know; why not a bit of Walt Whitman to set a new tone–to keep me from apologising and explaining how life interrupts, how much I have missed our work together, how I hope to go on with the Paris Salons and how I hope each of you is facing forward and strong into this New Year of possibilities… I will let Walt say it for me. He does this so well.


There are two studies on offer for the weekend of Feb. 22-23:
Between the Acts by Virginia Woolf -Saturday Feb 22nd 5:30-10 PM
The Magic Mountain–first third Sunday Feb 23rd 3-8 PM
* I am hoping to offer the following sections of Magic Mountain on dates convenient to participants; but if you start the study and can not make the next instalment, I will work to keep you in the read with extensive notes and resources. I may offer each third more than once if necessary.

The next Salon weekends are currently scheduled for:
April 11th-13th weekend
May 16th-18th weekend

Possible Works to study: Fridays Short Story special, The Oresteia, Invisible Man, Magic Mountain, Middlemarch…