I worship Google, but I was reminded yesterday that some questions are best answered by humans. So this post is for you out there.
I took a group of friends to This Much Is True, a wonderful storytelling event that takes place on the first Tuesday of each month at the Hopleaf in Andersonville.
The first time I went, I was completely bowled over. Every story was brilliant, original, provocative and well-told. The next time it was held, I brought a group of five. We left at intermission.
This was unfortunate because it appeared that I was leaving because I was offended by the subject matter of the story told just before intermission. Purely coincidental, folks! Intermission happened to occur right after a particularly boring story (which could be improved with just a little tweaking) about a sex act that is illegal in many parts of our great nation.
One friend did remain to hear the last story on the program. She emailed to tell me it was terrific. Once again I had abandoned the action before something terrific came along. Is this the story of my marriage?
Which brings me to my burning question: What is the name of the Anne Tyler novel in which the narrator looks around the theater to see his whole family rise up and leave en masse? His family is always leaving in the middle of something, never patient enough to give whatever’s going on a real chance to unfold.
Google has not been able to help me with this. Nor with this: Does Michele Bachmann believe that a wife should submit to her husband in all matters, personal and political? And if so, isn’t that rather a drawback to her being elected? Just wondering.