Thursday, May 8, 2008
Wilde times after the MFA
Congrats to Frank on his good publication news as well as successfully making it through his first year of grad school.
I have been completely done with grad school for 26 hours and I am already catching up on little errands. I took Telemachus to the vet today for a check up and it cost me $140. What a rip off and I can't even retell the events of the vet visit. Let's just say that I should have named Telemachus something like Ron Jeremy and that even though he is my little prince, my next dog will be a girl.
I started reading The Picture of Dorian Gray today. It is a book I should have read years ago. I feel like every three paragraphs I am stumbling onto a huge idea that I need to write down, like, The only artists I have ever known who are delightful are bad artists. Good artists exist simply in what they make, and consequentially are perfectly uninteresting in what they are.
There is a gorgeous statue of Oscar Wilde in Merrion Square. Five weeks from today I will be in that very city of Dublin, perhaps perched on the grass, book in hand, Oscar looking down at me.