Thursday, October 6, 2011

u is for undone

We are spinning our own fates, good or evil, and never to be undone. Every smallest stroke of virtue or of vice leaves its never-so-little scar.
William James (1842 - 1910) philosopher and psychologist


i'm feeling a bit undone lately (even missed my usual wall wednesday photo!) - all is well just busy & having some unbelievably gorgeous weather - so, it's near up to impossible to find time for blogging. i feel i must get through the alphabet before i head off on my mid october wander - it would be unfortunate to return home and face unblogged letters!

according to the portal wally lamb chose the title for his 1992 novel from the guess who song undun. i've read three wally lamb novels - she's come undone (1992), i know this much is true (1999), and the hour i first believed (2008) -- each book was better than the one before it - which is saying a lot since the first book was utterly amazing!

i just discovered that lamb has a fourth novel which i haven't read -- only because i didn't know about it! the book is titled wishin' and hopin' and it sounds wonderful. unlike his usual tomes, this book is considered a novella - which is a bit unbelievable since it measures in at 288 pages - but, compared to 480, 928, and 752 pages for his early books, i can understand how a 288 page book may be considered a novella! don't let the length of wally's previous books unnerve you - in fact, the two longer books were so good i didn't want them to end.

she's come undone (also known as undun) written by randy bachman of the guess who, released on their 1969 album canned wheat.



photo: self portrait, september 2010

6 comments:

Tom said...

ah, i never knew the Guess Who did that song...love your title pic...very funny

karena said...

Good tunes and quote today. I've only read Lamb's I Know This Much Is True...and realize now I've missed out on few others...thanks.
Glad you're enjoying the weather...a beautiful Indian summer here too. Finding a good balance....oh yeah. Enjoy the sunshine.

Rubye Jack said...

I love this song!

Alan Burnett said...

I have always thought that "u" was the strangest letter in the whole alphabet - there is something you can't categorise about it.

Daisy said...

Enjoy the nice weather while it's here mouse! Hope it lasts through your mid October wander!

Betsy said...

haven't heard this song in AGES! How fun. u did great with u. :)

Yes, the weather is wonderful. I hope it stays a while!