Monday, October 13, 2008

THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE...

*When your friend comes over, takes the book you're reading, (Irene Nemirovsky - Four Novels) removes the bookmark and squeezes the book shut; then flips to the last page and holds you down screaming as they read out the ending...

*When you go to the cinema and your other friend happily agrees to watch possibly the most braindead, cheesy film made (from a fairly decent book) in recent times because you can't handle any more fraught emotional drama - and the only other film on is Brideshead Revisited...

*When your next door neighbour disposes of the mouse Lola brought in to welcome you home so you won't have to deal with it...

*When you know you can get up and go for breakfast at a cafe where everyone knows you and will chat if you feel like it, or leave you alone as you prefer...

*When you can spend time bobbling around on the internet looking at daftly amusing things...

*EDIT: And when you pick up your post and amongst the utility bills is a package containing a vintage cocktail dress from your friend in Venice. Thank you! xoxoxox

Then, you know you're home.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

welcome back home, Lola! ;)
xox
Mia

Anonymous said...

oh how lovely....and specially the last item....the vintage cocktail dress...mmm, note to self: get friend who lives in venice. welcome back...
nancy

Hannah Furst said...

I recently read your post about Irène Némirovsky and wanted to let you know about an exciting new exhibition about her life, work, and legacy that opened on September 24, 2008 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage —A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City. Woman of Letters: Irène Némirovsky and Suite Française, which will run through the middle of March, will include powerful rare artifacts — the actual handwritten manuscript for Suite Française, the valise in which it was found, and many personal papers and family photos. The majority of these documents and artifacts have never been outside of France. For fans of her work, this exhibition is an opportunity to really “get to know” Irene. And for those who can’t visit, there will be a special website that will live on the Museum’s site www.mjhnyc.org.

The Museum will host several public programs over the course of the exhibition’s run that will put Némirovsky’s work and life into historical and literary context. Book clubs and groups are invited to the Museum for tours and discussions in the exhibition’s adjacent Salon (by appointment). It is the Museum’s hope that the exhibit will engage visitors and promote dialogue about this extraordinary writer and the complex time in which she lived and died. To book a group tour, please contact Tracy Bradshaw at 646.437.4304 or tbradshaw@mjhnyc.org. Please visit our website at www.mjhnyc.org for up-to-date information about upcoming public programs or to join our e-bulletin list.

Thanks for sharing this info with your readers. If you need any more, please do not hesitate to contact me at hfurst@mjhnyc.org

Bombay Beauty said...

Indeed welcome back - oh you Europeans, jetting around everywhere... Here in America, I've got nowhere to go! BB

stacy said...

The tops one about the book was too funny.

Welcome back home.

p.s. I am starting a gift exchange and think you might want to participate. You can find the details at my blog here

NewYorkChique said...

ah hahaha the first one made me laugh =]