It's Monday morning, it's raining, and I am being stalked by James Joyce—but in a good way. I spent much of the morning writing comments about the work of a writing student, who is nicely updating Joyce's short story "The Dead" in a modern(ish) setting. After finishing my work, I went to the mailbox, where I found an envelope sealed with a sticker bearing the following Joyce quote:
"And then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then me asked me would I yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will yes."
Inside the envelope, I found the greeting card shown above, a thank you from my friend Amy Jollymore for my contribution to her Indiegogo campaign. She's publishing the Kind Self-Healing Book, and you can read about it here.
Why is Joyce stalking me? Would he have been better off with Indiegogo? All questions for the future. For now, I am eating lunch and waiting for the rain to stop.