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Bad News August 30, 2017

Posted by indigobunting in Uncategorized.

It feels like there’s some every day. It’s beating me down. I can’t write.

Tim’s father died in June. My aunt died this month. And my fellow 365ers know by now that Deloney’s Mlle Vague may be dying. Dying! It cannot be true. Perhaps it is not true.

From Deloney’s book, Songbook for Haunted Boys and Girls, I quote this (page 71):

Ziggy Stardust

Mademoiselle Vague’s first album was Ziggy Stardust. She bought it at twelve years old with her babysitting money. Impeccable taste, you must admit, for a girl who was still climbing trees. So the tender years go by as they tend to do, plodding at first, then a hurry-up-I-have-to-pee sort of pace. Gone are the fishnet stockings and leopardskin prints. She says she still listens to the album, often on Sunday mornings while vacuuming.


1. Linda Rooney - September 11, 2017

I hope it is not true, but it seems to be. Thank you for picking out D’s entry on Mlle.Vague there. I’d forgotten it, but I love it.

It’s such a shock when something happening to two people we’ve never met throws us so completely. These friendships are real, only different. And I for one cherish them (and you).

indigobunting - September 18, 2017

Right back at you, Mali. Losing any 365er (or someone close to him/her) is my loss, too.

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