The semester is feeling more and more officially “kicked-off,” yet at the same time, I’m sort of forced into rest mode. I got my wisdom teeth pulled on Tuesday, and I’m still recovering and trying to let myself just relax without the stress of what work I “should” be doing…which is always easier said than done. So while I do need to start the third draft soon, I’m waiting until my mouth hurts a little less!
I was really happy to receive from feedback on Retrograde from Dr. Zamora last week, and I’m excited to share a bit more of it with the class as a whole. This week, I’m going to read a flashback from Chapter 5 in which Saturn comes out to Mercury. Similar to the stargazing scene, which I shared last semester, it’s kind of theologically heavy. It is so theologically heavy, in fact, that I’m a bit worried the entire “mood” of the story is going to get sort of “skewed” because it seems like all of it (based on what I’ve shared so far!) is just a lot of talking about theology. So…I promise that other stuff happens in this story, and maybe for the next reading I’ll share something more humorous, but for the time being, just bear with me.
Well, actually, this scene does have one of the funniest passages I can recall in the story…
Saturn, as we were heading up the stairs to my room, called out to her, “Hey, Mrs. Levesque. Nice busts, as always.” Saturn always made jokes about my mom’s taste in art. Specifically, her taste in sculptures. Mom decorates our house with beautiful marble, stone, and porcelain statuary. The thing is, most of them are naked women. It’s not that weird, really. They’re done in the classical Roman and Greek style, which were usually at least partially, if not fully, nude. Saturn was incessant in teasing about it, though.
So yes, I promise it’s funny sometimes.
Well, I’ll see you all soon, and I look forward to reading!