Art Spiegelman’s recent book on the creation of his seminal and world-changing memoir/comic, MAUS, mentions Quarry Hill, Irving, and Ladybelle (though I was not called by name, I clearly am the person Art means) on pp 24-25 of METAMAUS.
I have a good feeling about this. I feel freed to create my memoir– even though, I suppose, I always was free– and I sense under the teasing or mocking quality that is rarely absent from Art’s mentions of us– affection that is still alive and unresolved.
The Fountain of Forgiveness
Beyond the Ice and the Fire
— Loreena McKennitt, “Dante’s Prayer”
I feel freed and will be doing a lot of writing now. That art’s kids are grown means a lot to me…