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Three Things About Water

By October 20, 2011October 22nd, 2011Uncategorized

I can’t stop thinking about water. I have been writing about the ocean all week. Then, last night, the skies opened and the rain came down.

Very early this morning the rain was still lashing the streets. When I opened the door to get the newspaper, the water was bouncing back up off the pavement. I saw a woman sloshing through puddles like Gene Kelly in Singing in the Rain.

So here are three things related to water:

#1. A Book.

“But when we sit together, close,’ said Bernard, ‘we melt into each other with phrases. We are edged with mist. We make an unsubstantial territory.”
― Virginia Woolf, The Waves

#2. A Playlist.
Waterfall, Jimi Hendrix
Deep Water, old spiritual
Wade in the Water, old spiritual
The Water is Wide, old spiritual
Once in a Lifetime, Talking Heads
I Can’t Stand the Rain, Ann Peebles
Cool Cool Water, Beach Boys
(Courtesy of David Wall.)

#3. A Film.

Ann Marie Fleming’s “Waving” (1987). An aquatic elegy and debut short for Fleming’s grandmother.