"Attempting to write. Attempting to paint. There are always difficulties in doing these things. And then joy arrives without warning. And leaves without warning as well."– Maira Kalman, from madebyoriginals.com/stories/maira-kalman (Dec. 2, 2011)
* Synchronicity has been active again. My new obsession is with the work of Maira Kalman. Her illustrations got me through the entire The Elements of Style! I then purchased Principles of Uncertainty, and went on to And the Pursuit of Happiness, What Pete Ate From A To Z, and Fireboat. Kalman is an inspiration. She'd be a fun guest to have at a dinner party.