100 Essays I don’t have time to write on umbrellas and sword fights, parades and Dogs, Fire Alarms, Children, and Theater, by Sarah Ruhl

Also known as one more book I don’t have time to read.

My dad bought it for me for Christmas last year. I read it at Christmas this year. I wish I had read it when the twins were  born. (Before it was written) What a beautiful collection of thoughts: intellectual, writerly, parently. There was a burst of recognition as I saw someone who has been through a difficult twin pregnancy, who has three children, and yet manages to simultaneously have a rich and (very) successful artistic life.

I was excited when I heard about (and then saw, at OSF, with Catherine Coulson)  Dead Man’s Cell phone.

I cried when I read this book. With recognition, with the knowledge that I don’t have the background I’d like to have,  or the time or life structure to get it. With the stories that I would really like to tell. What a beautiful book, and what a book that I need.


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