May 11, 2013
commented on If You and Joan Didion Were Onstage Together in Front of 2,000 People, What Would You Ask Her?
You saved me as a grief-stricken undergraduate at Harvard when my drunk brilliant boyfriend introduced me to "Slouching Toward Bethlehem." You and Patti Smith are my idols and inspiration for a lot of things. Is it really true you learned to stop crying by sticking your head in a Food Fair bag? How did you avoid asphixiation? I weep like a willow, like Cleopatra, all night into my pillow. I think you're tremendous. And before I die I'm gonna play "Bats and Birdies" all night with a lover. (From your novel, :"Play it as it Lays."