Before I get to the snow, here’s what I’m reading… Speedboat, by Renata Adler
The tone of Speedboat is breathless, a series of vignettes one tumbling to the next like the stars in the Milky Way. Reading Speedboat is rather like having a long and confidential telephone conversation with a close friend. Originally published in 1976, the book was re-released this past March.
And now, the snow melt…
I hesitate to say, lest I jinx — it’s spring! There, I said it; sunny, over 10°C (50+ F), lots of snow gone missing that was hanging about this morning. Of course, the snow was hiding a sea of mud, ooey, gooey, with more rain = more mud tomorrow — rivers of runoff desperately seeking a way out or off the high ground and into our little stream.
Someday, what’s here, rain puddles, snow melt, will find its way to the Atlantic Ocean via Georgian Bay, Lake Huron, St. Clair River, Lake St. Clair, more river (same name), Lake Erie, Niagara Falls, Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River, on and out.
Just think, a whale or a walrus might swim in the water that is currently rolling by my front door.
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- Welcome Back, Renata Adler (newyorker.com)