the notes are Pouring in!
we feel ever so overwhelmed and grateful.
here’s the 1st sighting in Brighton, England!
do you see how closely the book is nestling in between Ms. G. Elliot’s Middlemarch while looking slightly shyly over at J G Ballard (as many do)? *shivers* we’re Hono(u)red to be in such august shelf space.
thank you for this Sighting from Brighton from the splendid catherine with whom (alongside Viv and cat) we shared a House in a village while all students at London University (the house was called Cloud 9 – not after the celestial heavens but after the splendidly feminist play by Ms. Caryl Churchill)
and may we introduce you to Bella?
as you can see Bella is already very fond of the book.
we had a feeling we might get some furry friends because the book’s cover has a little sheen to it which we thought Instantly was nice to brush up against on the way to visit the View over Manhattan or the city of your choice and Residence.
thank you to S on the Other Coast for the lovely shot of Bella Basking By The Book.
do send pictures when it arrives at Your part of the world.
it really is thrilling to see the book out there.
you are all VERY very very Kind.
signing off now – who-we-are-in-RL needs the laptop to as her editors in England and CHINA have just sent notes and she must Re-Write as all Writers Must.
what a delicious life.
we just updated our photography-site: with memories in black and white of glorious people, places and things.
it felt so strange to re-shoot (in digital from prints made – ahem – gosh – too many years ago to mention) these moments from our history to bring them (why? for some reason we feel compelled) to the Present.
the true Question (if there are any true questions left to ask) is not Why Now?
but why not Before?
now that’s a story.
quick distracting moment for you – *looktocameraandwink*
we hesitated over putting austrian film-maker A. Hans Scheirl in the “women” category because we knew Angel before *saidsignificantly* his/her Transformation and so we compromised and put Angel into both men/women sections and hope that we build up a future body of work of gender warriors.
because that would be Glorious.
another thing that is glorious is this young woman – yes. it’s Beth Orton
circa *slightlypainedlooktocamera* 1992, perhaps?
we both worked as production assistants (ok, a runner) on The Vacuum, a short film by Rapid Eye Movies directed by Tim Rolt, starring Simon McBurney, made for the British broadcaster, Channel 4.
weird how everything is coming Full circle in ways we can’t yet say but will maybe next month when we know more about this new emerging Life.