spider time: post 1

spider1-crop-brushstrokesSpider Time

epigraph and fragments of an introduction

“Au milieu de l’hiver, j’apprenais enfin qu’il y avait en moi un été invincible.”

Albert Camus “Rétour à Tipasa” 1952

The working title of this story has as much to do with the circumstances under which it was written as it does with the subject matter. It will soon become clear that this is simply a Kekionga story, the “origin story” of an already familiar member of the cast.  It isn’t really about spiders.  At least it’s not planned to be about spiders at this point.

But it’s definitely a story about summer itself, and about how summer adventures shimmer when recalled in the sober, golden, spidery harvest light of September. Summer may be an inspiration, but then he you have to sit down and write.

And don’t worry—this is the last you’ll hear from any great French existentialist writers of the mid Twentieth Century. But why not start a September story with a reminder that no summer is more invincible than a summer in Kekionga?

Its September is pretty good too.

“In the middle of winter, I learned at last that I have within me an invincible summer.”

Albert Camus  “Return to Tipasa” 1952

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4 Responses to spider time: post 1

  1. Rick Santman says:

    “invincible summer” Yeah, that rings a strong chime with me. Looking forward to the prose

  2. Pam Bliss says:

    Rick has one of the all time great invincible summers inside him.

  3. Rick Santman says:

    Mebbe so, mebbe so. My Bucket List seems to grow longer every year. Right now I’m itching to be the fellow who throws the kerosene or gasoline onto the fire at the end of a fish boil. I may have to host one myself to pull this off, LOL

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