Friday, January 29, 2010

Goodbye Mr. Salinger

I just read that J.D. Salinger died at 91.
He was such a reclusive, strange man.
Are there works unpublished, a raft of manuscripts?
I wonder how he spent his days, how he lived. Did he write?
This quote from The Catcher in the Rye seem fitting,
"Who wants flowers when you're dead? Nobody."

12 comments:

ColeAndJosephine said...

While I didn't love " The Catcher in the Rye", I deeply appreciate what he did for modern literature. I'm glad such a great writter had such a long life.

paula said...

love it...and love that quote about flowers when your dead.
i loved frannie and zoey....
like this post/drawing...tribute :)

holly aka golly said...

Nicole, I haven't read The Catcher in the Rye in many years, yet much of that story has stuck with me. Indeed, he was a great writer who clearly led the life he wanted.

Paula, Another great book. The painting is from a series of mourners that I did several years ago.

Victoria Stitch said...

I love the beautiful picture!

Marchi Wierson said...

Howard Zinn also died. He was 89. I imagine they are discussing things now.

holly aka golly said...

thank you, victoria.

Marchi, that would be an interesting conversation.

Linz said...

yes, heard it from my office building security guard this morning. one of the literary giants have passed. rest in peace.

Calzelunghe said...

very nice!!

Laura said...

fitting and moving painting for such an important writer. thank you, holly.

La Dolce Vita said...

Hi just found your site out surfing this am, really like your work and it is funny I wondered if he died with all kinds of works stuffed in the attic! caterina

holly aka golly said...

Thank you all for stopping by! Caterina, I am curious too. We'll have to wait and see!

Vivi said...

Yes, such a perfect quote.