I’m running a little writing seminar in/around Big Sur in a week or so, and could use a few prose exercises. I remember Mary L’s lovely first line/first page presentation during the summer residency, but could always use others. I have a day and a half with the students, most of whom have written a lot and published here and there. So they’re not newbies and I have to keep their minds off the scenery which is supposed to be spectacular. Someone wondered if we could meet outdoors for part of the day and I said that I’d bring my lute. Jesus, the indignities poets suffer!!