Saturday, August 01, 2009

Well Lived, Indeed

Screenwriter Aleksandra Crapanzano has written a beautifully moving piece in this month's Gourmet about summers in Nantucket with childrens' book publisher Margaret K. McElderry, great-aunt to Crapanzano's husband, novelist John Burnham Schwartz. Crapanzano writes of ritual, rigidity, and regret. I'm no softy, but it brought tears to my eyes. Pretty embarrassing considering I was in the jury pool at 26th and California at the time.

Check it out if you have a chance.

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