— Joan Didion (in a commencement address at the University of California, Riverside, 1975)
Cy Twombly. Untitled No. 4 of the series: Carnations, 1989
This longform Google poem, titled “Why Didn’t You Stay”, was submitted by Deanna Day.
The Last Great Adventure is You
Joan Didion turned 79 today.
“Quite often you want to tell somebody your dream, your nightmare. Well, nobody wants to hear about someone else’s dream, good or bad; nobody wants to walk around with it. The writer is always tricking the reader into listening to the dream.”