Alice B Toklas – another look

I haven’t picked up anything on the Stein-Toklas era since I played Gertrude several years ago. These two people had a distinct self (selves) that was very far removed from my life.
Today I read through letters Alice wrote after Gertrude died. A woman who could definitely have written her own autobiography, but chose to defer.
I sat out in our gazebo (about to come down for the winter) with my dog listening at my feet as I read some parts aloud. I can’t imagine how her voice would sound….the Byzantium look of her photos make me feel her voice was brass shined up.
I can’t seem to write much yet….still in performing mode. Obviously, since I even felt I had to perform Alice for the dog!
My autumn is coming together as the green world comes apart in
dry brown colors.
I always though Alice and Gertrude were one of the happier love stories. When you see their combined grave at Pere LeChaise you
feel their lives completed each other.
I have my own love story. But I like the tales of others.
Poetry blew about on the winds today.

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About christineemmert

Words have been part of my life. First the spoken word in my time as an actress and increasingly the written word in my shift to writer. I write across the genres, but mostly as a playwright and poet. My interest as my life extends is in the realm of tethering myth to the mundane reality where I live. In this vein I have expanded into stories and novels. Presently I look at how myths taken from past cultures can affect us today. Hence my novella of Lilith which is out on Kindle . I live in the Eastern Woodlands where I try to incorporate nature into my many writing projects. We are so in danger of losing that link to our very planet!
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