We visited with Chris, Amelia, and Bryce Eleanor Tuesday night before Chris left for Georgia. A hummingbird had flown into the window and was stunned and unmoving; hours later, it was alive, but still not moving. That night, B.E. and Amelia tried feeding it, and finally did get it to eat a little sugar water, but it couldn't, or wouldn't, fly. Wednesday afternoon, B.E. sent a text message that the tiny creature had successfully overcome the trauma and flown away!
Mail: Finally, I'm beginning to catch up on the mail I owe!
To Teresa & Ricky
I still have a few letters to answer, and it is time to start thinking Halloween mail!
The next postcards and envelopes will have some orange and black and spooky stuff.
Mysterious Postcards Sent to Chefs (using old album covers)
I'm not keeping up with reviews too well over at A Garden Carried in the Pocket, but I read and read during September. In spite of the beginning of cooler weather, September was a month of "apathy attitude" in my world. There are several reasons for this--it is a month that reminds me of lost loved ones, allergies make me unusually tired, the news is almost always distressing, and it all becomes a mash up of procrastination and mood swings and general torpor. I've been coming out of it lately, but that means a lot of books still need to be reviewed.
I did review this one, and today I saw an article that made me think about it again: Britney Spears Conservatorship Alludes to an Older Story of Controlling Women Artists.
The article focuses on Claudine Claudel and her commitment to an asylum by her family. It is a sad account of a woman whose rights were commandeered and who was locked away for 30 years. Claudine's story here.
While Spears may have needed help, what she got was something entirely different, and probably entirely based on her financial benefit, not on her mental health.
The Mad Women's Ball reviewed here.