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The Master, Margarita, and Mona

Even when she was seated and still, Mona was a moving picture. Best of friends for years, we were separated by geography. Then by death. Born in Cairo, Mona grew up in London. She’d studied all over Europe, spoke four … Continue reading

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Cats in a Garden                                                       

World War I had much to do with creating new directions in art and literature. Virginia Woolf wrote that everything seemed to be going so well “then suddenly, like a chasm in a smooth road, the war came.”  Initially idealistic … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened to Pitty Sing?              

Sometimes in the morning, on our terrace surrounded by plants and bees and butterflies, I look at our sleeping cat, Volver, and feel as if I am in a tableau vivant. Frida Kahlo lived in a tableau vivant of her … Continue reading

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Our House

Last night I woke up hearing noises. Were they real or just residues of a dream? Not knowing, I decided to read and pulled out a book of short stories by Maeve Brennan that I hadn’t finished reading. And after … Continue reading

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Volver the Cat

Volver the Cat Sleeping on the Balcony

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