In his book Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen, Larry McMurtry ponders the state of storytelling. If you've been pondering the state of storytelling (and its cousin -- story listening) in SB Land, this last week of Harry Potter fun proves all is well. Watching the young folks dress up to see the latest Harry Potter movie has been heart warming. The future of the world is good!
Cosplay continues this week with the arrival of the last book in the series Friday at midnight. Even that old community story spinner, The Times, got in on the act with a contest. Barnes and Noble will host a magical party Friday night.
"I found bliss early. It was reading or thinking in the spread out trunk of a pink flowered mimosa tree in our front yard.
I made my freest art back then. When I was a little kid alone in my room, I danced to music from a tiny record player. I had a built up platform in the bottom of my closet, so I would push the clothes back on either side and dance away in funky costumes I found around the house. Now when I create art, I am seeking to go back to my bliss." Usher May 24, 2010