Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

June 25, 2022
by jenniferpuryear

Love Like This

The pandemic was grinding us down in the fall of 2020. Or, I should say, it was grinding me down. Things that had been new and secretly good about staying home were losing their shine. Loneliness, that dark flower, grew. And the days grew shorter and colder too. One comfort in that season was the music from the Broadway show “Hadestown”. I’m not sure how …

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October 12, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

What Love Asks… (Hadestown #5)

Eurydice, with all the love and joy a heart can hold, asks this of Orpheus: promise me that things will always be this way. “I promise,” he says – and I would have believed that boy too. One’s heart breaks for their love, and their youth, and for their belief that anything might stay the same.  One must not hold too tightly to anything, I …

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