Returning to a "slow-burning" personal-intellectual project I first mentioned here in October, I consider the questions raised in my mind by a friend who does not read non-fiction (except for academic work). My case study is Henry VIII of England the break from his first marriage.
Last weekend a long-standing friend and I re-wove a fascinating set of threads from a once shimmering and strong connection that had been somewhat out of repair. Also that weekend, over brunch, she told my husband and me that she cannot enjoy art from creators she knows to be jerks. I got a bit wistful