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the story of an invisible girl
Wonderful quote sent to me this evening by B.

"The thing to remember about love affairs," says Simone, "is that they are all like having raccoons in your chimney. ... We have raccoons sometimes in our chimney ... And once we tried to smoke them out. We lit a fire, knowing they were there, but we hoped that the smoke would cause them to scurry out the top and never come back. Instead, they caught on fire and came crashing down into our living room, all charred and in flames and running madly around until they dropped dead." Simone swallows some wine. "Love affairs are like that," she says. "They all are like that."

-- Lorrie Moore, "Birds of America"
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cynnerth From: cynnerth Date: January 4th, 2002 03:45 am (UTC) (Link)
LOL!! That's priceless!
radiantsoul From: radiantsoul Date: January 4th, 2002 05:02 am (UTC) (Link)

An odd metaphor for love I would say!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: January 4th, 2002 08:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, you remember B....here is a post he was in before. (:
cannibal From: cannibal Date: January 4th, 2002 03:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
At night, the ice weasels come.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: January 4th, 2002 03:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yes, precisely! (:
guingel From: guingel Date: January 5th, 2002 10:29 am (UTC) (Link)
yes!!! lol. I love that quote! "little one" ;) is actually the person who told me who said it.

this one is great too! It's like, she goes off on this huge story, and then comes back to the beginning. (hmm. . . sounds like me! I don't talk about charred racoons though. God, that would freak me out!! To have a burning, half-dead racoon running around my house?? AUGH!!)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: January 5th, 2002 11:17 am (UTC) (Link)


heehee. Yes, I think that's the point: it starts out a simple story, then gets kinda bad, and then all of a sudden it's horrible horrible horrible!! "They are all like that...." Just made me laugh. (:
guingel From: guingel Date: January 5th, 2002 12:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
From: (Anonymous) Date: January 6th, 2002 04:51 pm (UTC) (Link)


not as humane as putting a bullet in their head, but just as effective.
cannibal From: cannibal Date: January 8th, 2002 10:55 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: coon

Now now... you might put a pot on the fire to catch the raccoon and cook it, you don't want all the fur and stuff. Anyway, when I first read this, in the back of my head, I was thinking, "why would that kill them?" I mean, if they just fell on the fire, they'd be burned, maybe even badly, but if they're running around they're not actually likely to just drop dead. Raccoons are fairly big and tough, so I don't believe that the story actually happened. I have some friends whose cats brought a squirrel in the house, dropped it, and the poor thing ran around in a very frenzied manner until they could let it out.
infernus1218 From: infernus1218 Date: May 31st, 2003 08:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Maggie: When I was a kid, my father had this dog that started to get all weak and sickly. He takes it to the vet, he examines it and says a maggot must have laid eggs in the dog's butt. The baby maggots have crawled up, now they've started to grow, and eventually they're gonna eat the dog alive from the inside. He says it should be put to sleep, because it's an old dog anyway. But father won't do it. He takes the dog home, he puts it on the bed, he reaches up into the dog, picking out the maggots with his finger, one by one. It takes him all night, but he gets every last one. That dog outlived my father. That's love, Sam.

-- Addicted to Love (movie)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 2nd, 2003 01:29 pm (UTC) (Link)


um. yuck. but yeah....i guess that's love all right!
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