As a writer who did this small bonbon of a book for a certain kind of reader in a certain kind of mood, and being at the Pasadena Library for Author’s Night, one patron who purchased Dust unto Shadow was the ever-smiling Golareh Safarian. She’s also a writer and beautiful inside and out and children flocked to her table and many of them sat on her lap.
Happy was I last Saturday night that the production found its way to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion with its stage illusions intact and ready to seduce a very willing audience at LA Opera.
Pasadena Museum of Modern Art. Still, it’s one of the coolest places to go to. I was there last Friday evening when they had poet readings given by Red Hen Press. Red Hen is a local non-profit publisher.
The Brand Library has Art Galleries and a Recital Hall, where art exhibitions are hosted and classical concert performances are given. The setting is surrounded by a magnificent verdant park, hiking trails, and a Japanese garden.
For Christmas I received a little fictional bon bon for the discerning literary palate. As my friend pointed out, Griffin and Sabine by Nick Bantock is a trilogy of strange and delightful images, and a story-line with a mystery.
I left with a glimpse of the past and thought of how I like those who came before me, came to Southern California for the good life.