Fistful of words

When I sit at my tan desk, in our beige room, with dull buff carpet beneath my chair, I often have a hard time coming up with color words. I google “synonyms for green,” rifle through crayon boxes, and scroll through images of paint chips and artists’ color names, but I am not usually inspired … Continue reading Fistful of words

The Color Purple

“…The Color Purple (this color that is always a surprise but is everywhere in nature)…” – Alice Walker I’ve been reading Southern women – I turned the final page of Eudora Welty’s The Optimist’s Daughter last night, and tore through Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood before that.  As I read those, I waited impatiently for either … Continue reading The Color Purple