Thursday, May 18, 2006

Cormac McCarthy Week..etc

Last night got together with a few pals from an online book club. We are all in Chicago to see a play written by a writer we all enjoy and admire, Cormac McCarthy. We went out for pizza, hey, it's Chicago after all.

Rick


Wes


Marc and Deana.


Rick and Sue.


Susan and Wes.



Today Wes and I went to the Chicago Institute of Art.

Look, people lining up to see art. And what art there was, I had no idea of the huge Impressionist collection,. Amazing. Van Gogh's famous self portrait and his bedroom. And then there was Edward Hopper's Nighthawks...which seemed so perfect for two McCarthy fans to thrill over. I had chills down my back looking at it. The Hopper is twice the size I thought it would be.



Where do two bookworms go when hanging out like tourists?

No kidding, the public library! Good times!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Candy,

Though you have reccomended Blood Meridian more than once( I even took it out of the library), I have not read it.

But I did, just last week, give Caley a belated Birthday gift of All the Pretty Horses. Which I read years ago at your suggestion. So your ripple is still being felt.

I thought you might like to know.

with love,
Jennie

* (asterisk) said...

I love Hopper's Nighthawks. I know, it's not very original to say so, but I do. So sue me, right?

me said...

now THATS what i call a pizza!
can you fed ex me a frozen one?

Candy Minx said...

Hi Jennie great to see you!

Nowt, I know it's a cliche about Nighthawks...but it's popular and beloved because it really is beautiful. I felt like it was the Mona Lisa for fame but also for impact. It is so muhc brighter and richer and larger in person. It has themes that are as important today as when Hopper painted it, and that makes a classic piece of art doesn't it?

Yes, Fatfiz, the pizza is wild here...and everyone is addicted to it. Very filling. It's like a soup of thick tomato sauce and the crust isn't just like pizza dough, it's closer to a pastry texture. I'll work on Fedex.

rauf said...

Posting multiple pictures is a tricky thing Candy. After posting if you try to remove one they all disappear. If you find doubles, remove them only after typing the text in between.