|So shiny... on the 139 |
non-overcast days per year.
The Emerald City made many authors misty-eyed, like The New Yorker's Sasha Weiss, who cooed about the land of Amazon, where "poets and crafty storytellers were kings and queens."
"So long as there are two hundred people trying to stuff themselves into a room to hear five poets talk about philosophical ideals, there will be books left to read and write."Thomas Swick – my travel-writing colleague and occasional co-teacher for Writers.com – also left inspired. He wrote a moving vignette about how literary culture percolates right down to the streets here.
I'm sure glad our bookishness ignited Tom's imagination, instead of those epic traffic jams I got him mired in...
|A salmon statue watches over Seattle from Alki. Image copyright www.amandacastleman.com.|