Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

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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October 9, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Friday Night Special: It’s a Love Song (Hadestown #2)

In October, I’m going to “Hadestown”. Will you join me, friends? It’s just – a visit. In the beginning, there’s Orpheus and Eurydice. Orpheus – poet and musician – is writing a song so beautiful that spring will return to a cold, embittered world. Eurydice shivers in her threadbare coat. Orpheus sees her and that thing happens when your eyes are altered. “Don’t come on …

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