7 October 2009, Albuquerque, New Mexico, America
Date: 29 September 2009
Nichelle: Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta countdown: 5 days.
SAGReiss: Nichelle, Rose & I will blow up a few balloons this week-end in honor of your spirit.
Joy taught me how to write that sentence. It means more because ambiguity gives it two distinct meanings:
- Nichelle [nominative], Rose & I will blow up a few balloons this week-end in honor of your [the reader's] spirit.
- Nichelle [vocative], Rose & I will blow up a few balloons this week-end in honor of your [Nichelle's] spirit.
8 October 2009
SAGReiss: The face of the ancient Goddess of poetry & song.
Date: 28 November 2009
Subject: You've Got Mail
I dreamt I received
e-mail, three verses of unsigned doggerel. The message
headers were all blank. As I clicked around trying to
menu. The message overflowed
into a calligram of hidden stanzas. Reassured, I rolled
over and went back to sleep, knowing that only Nichelle
could ever have composed such a text.