"Immersion in the life of the world, a willingness to be inhabited by and to speak for others, including those beyond the realm of the human, these are the practices not just of the bodhisattva but of the writer." --Jane Hirshfield

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Artificial Tears

Sex and early death. What's the connection?

Anna Nicole Smith is not the first: Many Playboy Playmates Have Died Young. And she's not on the backlist any more. From the NY Times. We know what the connection is with selling books.

Tennessee Williams' notebooks: "...in 1983 he choked on the cap of a small plastic bottle in his Manhattan hotel room. The bottle contained that most theatrical of accessories, artificial tears." At Guardian Books.

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