This week's favorites for which I am grateful.
Find on the internet: http://storycorps.org/listen/stories/sarah-and-joshua-littman/
(a 12-year-old with Asperger’s interviews his mother)
Simon thing: “Dad says people say ‘bless you’ when you sneeze because they think your soul is coming out of your mouth. But I don’t think your soul looks like that. I think it looks like bones. The bones, like, in your shoulder and down to your elbow. Right?”
Wallace thing: “Sam says it’s fun to break the rules and get in trouble. He’s wrong. I mean, sure it may be fun for, like, one minute. But, then, seriously, how can people trust you or think you are a man of your word?”
Book passage: “Chip’s hand went to the rivet in his earlobe as to a talisman. He felt like a child out of Grimm, lured into the enchanted house by the warmth and the food; and now the witch was going to lock him in a cage, fatten him up, and eat him.” The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen (Chip, a grown man, returns home (after an absence of four years) for Christmas at the behest of his aging parents and siblings only to be asked by his mother to stay for a week while his father undergoes hospitalization.)
New word: Spandrel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spandrel_(biology)) (stumbled across in the Preface of How Pleasure Works, the New Science of Why We Like What We Like by Paul Bloom)
Weather: Highs in the 60s.
Corrective running shoes: Pearl Izumis for pronaters