“ first of all nothing will happen
and a little later
nothing will happen again. ”
Leonard Cohen, Book of Longing (via observando)
At age 26, Robert Timberg was a handsome young man in uniform. That was before a land mine in Vietnam left him so disfigured that he terrified little children on the street. Dr. Lynn Ketchum, a respected plastic surgeon who did reconstructive surgery on many injured soldiers, wrote in his personal journal that he had many patients in his career with facial burns, but none as bad as Bob Timberg. Timberg’s new memoir, called Blue Eyed Boy, is the story of his long struggle to recover from his wounds and find his place in the civilian world.
Listen to the interview.
"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?"
"Change your mind about something significant every day."
'Tulips,' a poem by Sylvia Plath, read by RM.
'To The Whore Who Took My Poems,' a poem by Charles Bukowski, read by RM.
“ I have measured out my life with coffee spoons. ”
T. S. Eliot, Prufrock and Other Poems (via observando)
1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz