My friend and wonderful poet, Kelli Russell Agodon, just had her book, Letters From the Emily Dickinson Room, published by White Pine Press. It just came out, and is a very beautiful production.
To celebration this occasion, Kelli threw a party, inviting us to come as our own interpretation of Emily, which was great in itself. Spending the week wondering how I would pull this off. . . I had no idea!
On the day of the party, I was quite busy. My daughter was here from college for the weekend, and I had booked a haircut appt. for her in Seattle at Vain. And while that was happening, my son and his friend were at the Seattle Center for Brick Con - the Lego convention. Having time on our hands before the hair appt., DD and I browsed the Doc Martin store, to get my first (finally, after all these years) pair of Docs. And, I was able to get a spur-of-the-moment haircut at Vain, as well. Bash was my hair stylist, and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Just our conversation about his travels was treat enough.
So, now armed with new hair and new boots, I knew what *my* Emily was all about.
The party was wonderful. After a tasty dinner buffet, we were all given images of Emily to cut out and decorate to our liking, and here are some of our ways of saying "Emily."
Thank you, Kelli, for a wonderful evening. And, check out her book, too!