Monday, March 7, 2016


I arrived early and sat in Pierre Lafond to meet a student today as I thought it was about time to finish up the last fifteen pages or so of your novella.  

I regretted the selection of a public place.  

I wanted to weep.  

Your diminutive work is written upon the heart and mind.  

Makes one want to believe in all the good speculations about the world: God, soul, beauty, kindness, meaning.

I now need to distance myself a bit so I can write a review that reflects the essence of your remarkable creative act. 

Peter Benbow is an educator and Headmaster of Eureka School in Santa Barbara.