Thoughts From The Bell Jar


"I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked. One fig was a husband and a happy home and children, and another fig was a famous poet and another fig was a brilliant professor, and another fig was Ee Gee, the amazing editor, and another fig was Europe and Africa and South America, and another fig was Constantin and Socrates and Attila and a pack of other lovers with queer names and offbeat professions, and another fig was an Olympic lady crew champion, and beyond and above these figs were many more figs I couldn't quite make out.I saw myself sitting in the crotch of this fig tree, starving to death, just because I couldn't make up my mind which of the figs I would choose. I wanted each and every one of them, but choosing one meant losing all the rest, and, as I sat there, unable to decide, the figs began to wrinkle and go black, and, one by one, they plopped to the ground at my feet".

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msmongi profile - diary
comments: Beautiful and insightful...
herkinerf profile - diary
comments: She is hilarious and always right on the money.
anniebella profile - diary
comments: Her dog Spooner is just the cutest thing and her photgraphs are amazing.
missleigh profile - diary
comments: A fellow vegetarian with a great diary.
guderian profile - diary
comments: He has some beautiful poetry and a kind heart.
barenaked500 profile - diary
comments: My Weight Watchers hero!
Menard profile - diary
comments: She is one of my best friends, hilarious and down to earth.
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comments: He is just super funny.
paper-girl profile - diary
comments: Honest and funny. She also has one of the most creative layouts I have seen.
teclo profile - diary
comments: Honest and clever, an excellent writer.
long-ignored profile - diary
comments: "That which rips at a young girls innocence is what makes her a woman"

My favorite music:

Coldplay
Radiohead
Paul Oakenfold
Norah Jones

My favorite movies:

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Moulin Rouge
Ghost World
Office Space
The Big Lebowski

My favorite authors:

Sylvia Plath
comments: Obvious...
Virginia Wolf
comments: Another tragic heroin. Her Mrs. Dalloway is just brillant.
Anne Rice
comments: Seductive and descriptive. She makes even the most mundane actions beautiful and full of life.
Kurt Vonnegut
comments: Science Fiction at its best.
David Sedaris
comments: Missed the chance to take him to take him to IN-N-Out Burger (long story...)

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