I’ve had lots of happy moments. I’ve been lucky. But I always think the happiest moment hasn’t happened yet. I’m talking about the queen of happy moments. The biggie. The unfathomable. The epitome of happiness. The only thing is, I worry that when it comes along I won’t recognize it. It’ll be flashing away there at the edge of my vision and I’ll be looking so hard that I’ll just let it float right by.
I thought it was absolutely glorious. It made me incandescently happy. I thought it was so brilliant. He got right up there, didn’t he? I love him for it. And I’ll love him forever. I think it’s my favorite thing he’s ever done.
Greetings, book friends! Some of you may have become acquainted with Corpus Libris over the last 5 years — when it started on a quiet night at Skylight Books in 2008, as it grew on Blogspot and Twitter, and as submissions came in from all over the world. It only seemed appropriate to breathe some new life into the project on Tumblr. You’ll revisit some photos you’ve seen before, you’ll see new ones, and hopefully, you’ll submit some yourselves!
All you have to do is click the red “Submit” button at the top of the page, select a photo, and for the caption, put the title of the book, the author(s), and where the photo was taken (either the bookstore/library/company, or the city). Or, if it’s easier for you, you can email corpuslibris AT gmail DOT com.
This project has been one of my biggest spots of joy over the last few years, and I’m excited to continue sharing it with all of you.
All the best,
CORPUS LIBRIS FOREVER!
Manhood by Mels Van Driel at Skylight Books
The Operators by Michael Hastings at Skylight Books
Donnybrook by Frank Bill at WORD
Corpus by Alejandra Figueroa at Third Place Books
In One Person by John Irving at Skylight Books
In the end, we’re all human beings and what’s most attractive is someone’s brain, their mind, and their spirit. Bodies come and go. We do live in an age where women—and men now—have this obsession that your physical life is something that needs to be held onto. I think it’s who someone is—the spirit that’s inside their eyes, and who they are. That’s my point of attraction. You can have superficial points of attraction, but that’s not the thing, is it? It has to be who someone is—the heart, the head. That connection is paramount.