Jackie Kennedy, what would she say today?

It’s a cool cloudy,

morning.

I expect it will be,

a cool cloudy day,

no,

those aren’t,

crystal ball,

predictions,

it’s what the folks,

at Environment Canada,

are predicting.

Those kind of conditions,

usually,

translate into,

quiet days,

at the bookstore,

but,

no matter,

I’ll have time to read,

I’m still plowing,

my way,

through Janet Flanner,

it’s good,

just,

heavy,

for carrying back,

and,

forth,

I also have the Hemingway,

on fishing,

but,

yesterday,

I read an,

Anne Lamott,

I got from,

the library,

Plan B: Further Reflections On Faith,

she is one,

terrific non-fiction,

writer,

she was a columnist,

at Salon.com,

for a time,

and I’m not,

surprised.

Her writings are full,

of joy,

and truth,

irreverence,

and,

reflection,

on faith,

motherhood,

the joys and tribulations,

dealing with and,

caring for,

aging parents,

the challenges of,

a post-menopause,

body.

I started reading,

Lamott,

with her book,

on writing,

Bird By Bird,

and honestly,

I can’t recomend,

her non-fiction,

enough,

she makes me laugh,

and,

tear up,

wonderful stuff.

Last night,

mom and I,

watched,

this Diane Sawyer,

special,

on the recently,

released,

Jacqueline Kennedy,

tapes.

These are eight hours,

of tapes she,

made,

three months,

after President Kennedy’s assassination.

An oral history,

of their time,

in the White House.

The Sawyer special,

also,

included,

an interview with,

Caroline Kennedy,

the last member of,

the John F Kennedy clan.

An interesting program,

mom and I,

are Kennedy groupies,

we both have read many books,

on this American family,

they had a special,

destiny,

it seems,

blessed with drive, talent, charm,

and cursed,

with horror and tragedy,

a fascinating family.

The Jackie tapes,

were not,

edited,

this is to,

Caroline’s credit,

she let her mother’s words stand,

some of her observations,

are very astute,

and,

touching,

some of them are cringe worthy,

we have collectively,

come a long way,

since 1963,

I’m pretty sure,

Jackie herself would,

have freaked at some,

of the things,

she said,

about marriage,

the place of women,

in politics,

in marriage,

and,

more,

it is in many ways,

a perfect illustration,

of,

‘Autre Temps, Autre Moeurs’

Later girls,

BB

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Bookish Butch

I am a bookish butch in my very early fifties. I live in Montréal and always have. I used to run a small used bookstore. Reading keeps me sane. My latest jiggie is photography, book project in the works, living the dream

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