Shhh! On schooling, Schwarzenegger and the search for Spock.
I can hear your voice as I read this. Just brilliant and honest xx
Love this Rebecca. And I love that you break down exactly what dorm means in that diary excerpt. 😂Also, that Jack Winter quote is gold ✨ and wielded with mastery to full effect here. ❤️
Your writing never fails to make me smile, Rebecca. You are a natural and brilliant storyteller. Love the quote and continue to hope that one day I will be both kempt and shevelled (auto-correct really wanted that to read kept and shovelled!!). Thanks again for your day-brightening skills :)
Absolutely loved today's letter to Terry. It was very congrous. I didn't have much time for reading this morning but I decided to not dulge. (I don't think that one works, I'm very confused.)
Madam, I will respond next Wednesday but for now:
1. I should like to say that for once I am feeling combobulated, except that the OED tells me there is no such word. I don't understand that: how could anyone be DIScombobulated if there was no combobulated to be dissed from in the first place?
2. I can't understand how I got dragooned into corresponding with someone who doesn't like Star Trek. Only last night I had my fix, watching an episode about an alternate timeline that Picard and his crew had fallen into. Frankly, I know how they felt.
Oh well, onward and upward, apart from to say thanks for another great letter.
Another lovely letter :-) I wonder if "inept" is a variation on "inapt" and "apt"? I adore those deconstructions, and the Winter quotation gave me a chuckle: "Her hair was kempt, her clothing shevelled, and she moved in a gainly way." Pure poetry!
I also sympathize with your antisocial tendencies. When I was in school, some of my friends would go away to camp for part of the summer and my parents asked if I would also like to go. I had a mild panic attack at the thought. That kind of forced camaraderie and socialization is like the 8th circle of hell. But it sounds like you made the most of your holiday despite the terrible entertainment options ;-)
Another wonderful read. Thanks so much.
These letters are absolutely delightful! Also: isn’t it so funny how our handwriting changes over time? Loved your early diary pages!
I made it! I'm late, but I made it! I very much needed the laughter that this letter provided, Rebecca. And I loved the heartwarming look at Little Rebecca. What lovely handwriting, twelve-year-old you had! Thanks for another fantastic read. You and Terry never disappoint!
I found the pages from your childhood journal absolutely charming, Rebecca. So glad you included them. Also, your Persiflage fine art! I would hang that on my living room wall right this minute if I could. All of it or even one quarter of it. It screams "optimism" to me. Love the colors.
And also, "ept" IS an adjective. We don't use it, preferring to use "adept", but it is correct. ( but don't say epter or eptest. Say more ept or most ept.) It is defined as skillful, knowledgeable, or adept.
Another of my favorite adjectives is "ruth" as opposed to ruthless. You, sweetheart, are both ept and ruth.
As usual your words are molded into the complete story. It's interesting to see something you wrote so long ago. I also like the "dorm" reference you made. Love the artwork!