Feather bed or Tightrope

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“Life is always a tightrope or a feather bed

Give me the tightrope.”

~ Edith Wharton

Gosh I dunno. Right now? It’s featherbed for me. I had a wonderful Thanksgiving. But all that food? Now I need to sleep it off. Featherbed please!

THIS PIECE JUST WON FIRST PLACE IN A QUOTES BY AUTHOR/ART CONTEST. YAY!

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4 comments

  • WM Rine December 2, 2013   Reply →

    How nice to see Edith Wharton here on your first day of this theme. A truly incisive and courageous voice. You’ve quoted her well and captured her spirit beautifully.

  • niya christine December 2, 2013   Reply →

    Yes I love Edith Wharton. Incisive and courageous are great words for her. Very accurate. Oh to be able to have coffee with our giants today. Wouldn’t that be the best!

    • WM Rine December 2, 2013   Reply →

      I think I would sit in the corner shyly and pretend for a long time that I wasn’t the guy who made the coffee date with her. I’m not the kind of person who could pass inside any of the drawing rooms in her novels, so I’d assume I was failing from the get-go. But who knows. Surely I’ve learned to act more confident than I am in board rooms and presidents’ offices these past couple of decades, so maybe I could do it.

      Who else would you have coffee with? I’d also go for William Faulkner or Mark Twain or N. Scott Momaday or Luis Alberto Urrea or Louise Erdrich.

      • niya christine December 3, 2013   Reply →

        Mine would be Sherman Alexi (though that might be a barefoot jog with beer in hand through the woods), Paulo Coelho, Dr. Suess, Louise Erdrich, Haruki Mirakami, Lorrie Moore… and so many more. Gee whiz, lets just have a party. ; )
        ps: I think you could do it!

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