withpurplesocks
withpurplesocks
5/18/14
1:52 PM
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I'm wondering if I should drive, get some poutine, take it home, and eat in in bed.

5/17/14
12:20 PM
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Let's just say: I have feet. I cover them sometimes. With socks. I own socks. Of different colors. Not all colors, though, okay? I mean, whatever. WHAT'S IN A NAME, ANYWAY? A ROSE IS A...OF ANY OTHER NAME...(*runs screaming to sock boutique*)...

5/16/14
9:19 PM
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You know what kind of week I've had :( and I'm sorry this time sucks for you, too. I'm an ex-smoker for many years now. Took a lot of tries, but it eventually stuck when I didn't feel like I needed it anymore. It's hard to give things up when your life feels out of control in other ways. I hope that's not enabling. I Read more

5/16/14
10:33 AM
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Good luck with your last week of school. Bad week for me & glad to see I didn't fall too far behind. Thank you for doing this.

5/12/14
6:31 PM
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Thanks for this piece. I feel like my body has been lots of different bodies while still one and the same: thin and not so thin, healthy and not so healthy, young and not so young. And I've been happy and sad both in relation to and not at all in relation to how my body appears. At every stage and size I've been Read more

5/12/14
3:33 PM
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Last point for now! I believe there's a choice Morrison makes by telling telling parts of the story from a child's POV — it makes the extreme hardships of the world she describes less "dramatic," in a sense. Extraordinary difficulties are presented in a matter-of-fact way, with less editorializing than an adult Read more

5/12/14
2:57 PM
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Yes, I think in some ways they see the humanity in everyone — Pecola and the prostitutes, included, in ways that others no longer can. They are still not wrapped up in their own self-preservation to the extent that many of the adults are.

5/12/14
2:21 PM
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When we are inside the perspective of the children, we experience the thought processes that go on as they figure out/try to make sense of their world. Their disappointments are fresh and raw, and their curiosities aren't yet answered by assumptions. They have yet to settle into the biases, certainties, fears, and Read more

5/12/14
1:30 PM
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Mine is from 2002. You win! I have another, even older one. Which I may also not know the password for.

5/12/14
1:29 PM
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That...makes completely no sense at all. That must have been a nightmare.

5/12/14
12:22 PM
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Starred out, which I think is more secure, but frustrating. Luckily, I was able to call Aol and solve problem!