writes about clothes, shoes, hair, make-up, accessories, fashion - anything that's appearance-related, and a good deal else, because appearances are just the beginning.
Monday, October 11, 2010
A chink in the firewall
It's raining and chilly here in Dali, and upstairs on the balcony, overlooking the courtyard of the Jade Emu hostel, the wedding party are rehearsing. The celebrant, Phil, is a Kunming karate teacher, with a sideline in sausage-making. S and I brought cool weather clothes from home, but, in our effort to pack light to come to Dali, left it all in Kunming. Hopefully the venue will be warm. The Jade Emu hostel is much nicer than it sounds. Clean, bright and friendly, and full of character. They've stuck a red good luck decoration on the main gate, and blown up red balloons. If I could locate my card reader, I'd post some pictures. Maybe later.
I'm a writer. Sometimes I write fiction and sometimes I'd rather do something else, like earn money, travel or dance tango. Whatever I do, I never stop looking. So this blog is about looking to write, writing to see, and seeing to think. I was once the kind of feminist who believed it was wrong to delight in such things. Now I'm the kind of feminist who doesn't believe that at all. I will never, as Linda Grant puts it, go beige into that good night.