My Last Book Tour as Depicted in a Series of Angsty Photographs of Hotel Occasional Chairs

Top Row: Houston, Hotel Sorella

Middle Row, L to R: Austin, Embassy Suites; Naperville, Hotel Arista; Denver, Sheraton

Bottom Row, L to R: Pasadena 1, Westin; Pasadena 2, Westin; Seattle, Pan Pacific

And below, a bit from a poem I adore, “Love After Love” by Derek Walcott:

Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the desperate notes,

peel your own image from the mirror.

Sit. Feast on your life.

Here’s a link to Derek Walcott, Collected Poems, 1948-1984. Buy it, young writer. Read the whole thing VERY SLOWLY. You can thank me later.