I came home to find a praying mantis playing with Mr. Louie pug in my bedroom. It felt like a good omen (but I took him out to the yard!)
"I keep going to the river to pray, 'cause I need something that can wash all the pain, and at most I'm sleeping all these demons away, but your ghost, the ghost of you it keeps me awake"
"... or simply to take a break from their tolerably difficult lives and dwell for a while in peace."
"... addictions or dead-end jobs or discouraging love affairs, whatever questionable fate they seemed to have made for themselves."
"Uncountable numbers of young or no-longer-young people have gone (to Provincetown) to escape situations they could no longer tolerate...
"Provincetown is, has always been, an eccentrics' sanctuary, more or less the way other places at bird sanctuaries or wild game preserves.."
"But from Labor Day through Halloween, the place is almost unbearably beautiful. The air during these weeks seems less like ether..."
"There is a short interval on clear summer evenings in Provincetown, after the sun has set, when the sky is deep blue..." - m. cunningham
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