tight plot, good development of characters, intriguing story line. i admire a well-crafted short novel, they’re very hard to carry off successfully (even more do i appreciate a well-crafted short story). i can see why it’s a classic. we both really enjoyed it.
i had the great pleasure of seeing pino forastiere perform live in Duncan last year with the international guitar night concert. i couldn’t believe what he was able to do with his guitar. such incredible, unique music. i’d love to be able to see him perform at a small, intimate venue.
before sealfie was a movement, tagaq, her daughter & her mother celebrated the success of the hunt, the nourishment of her community, the continuity of tradition with this memory photo, and got a sh!tstorm in response when she joined the #sealfies
My Mother took the picture, and I [Tagaq] put my baby next to the seal, and everybody just thought it was the cutest thing in the world. Like it was a really sweet endearment because I honour my children immensely and I would never, ever, do anything to compromise that honour towards them. It was just showing how much I appreciated the seal for giving its life so we could be happy and eat.
“I wanted to it to be a tongue-in-cheek protest to all these very serious animal rights activists,” Laakukuk told me via Facebook message. “Many of us Inuit use humour to make a strong point instead of anger. I also wanted the sealfie to focus on cultural celebration and positive self-esteem.”
new routine for the year includes signing out a book each day from class. this was our first. my favourite line:
He was her best thing.
we read this book 10 times between after lunch yesterday and before school this morning.
apparently there’s a whole series. must find more!
spoiler – The Guardian – Why Mog Had to Die
completely outside my comfort zone. incredible sounds, rhythms. recently released “animism” is raw, powerful, energetic, ragged, emotional – i find that it resonates on a deeply instinctual level. interview on “q“. improv performance at the Gould.
so good that i kept the flashlight on and read until well past midnight to finish, while camping in our forest with K (trying to keep the flashlight subtly out of her face). plot twists & turns, fascinating characters. a girl who’s every thought and feeling shows on her face in a society whose members have to be taught “Faces”, whose thoughts and feelings are never what are on display. magical and amazing, gripping and rollicking, what a great tale.