Now see? This is what a father should say, although free association will also get you pretty far…
John Steinbeck to Son, Tom
Read by Xe Sands
We’re back with Letters of Note this week, with a letter from author John Steinbeck to his son Tom, in response to what we can only assume was Tom’s profession of first love for “Susan.”
Tender Buttons, by Gertrude Stein
Read by Diane Havens
Gertrude Stein’s prose poem “Tender Buttons” is an abstract painting in words. It is delightful to read aloud, and the challenge of it is to give the “meaningless” meaning, going with free-association as the words take you places you didn’t realize you were going — until you get there.