Betty Duffy

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Blogger's Remorse

I've been brushing up on "How to Win Friends and Influence People" and apparently talking about your B.O. is not a "to do." Hence, if you were lucky enough to check this blog yesterday, you read an exceedingly personal account of the stinkiness of the Duffy clan. Lucky you.


Karly Whitaker said...

Dear Betty,
From a long-lost friend, I loved that post. Though, I was thinking about it as I went for a run last night--it didn't include the sweet smells that were probably also present---the incomparably beautiful smell of an infant's head (I swear they come out bearing a scent so that mothers become attached and even addicted to their young) and of breastmilk....I miss those smells. My daughter, my one and only, just turned four, and as much fun as she is to hang around with and talk to now, that infant smell just isn't there.
I'm a little embarassed to admit it, but I found your blog after googling myself--you had just posted about the golden globes, and mentioned the portrait I painted of you. Since then, I've become a big fan--and am simply amazed by your writing. It's the most worthwhile reading available on the internet, in my opinion.

I wonder if you know about Margaret Edson's play Wit, about a female English professor, a specialist on John Donne, who is dying of cancer? You would love it, I think....thanks for the links that post had to the donne poems, I hadn't read them in awhile.

There's a lot that's happened since I last had the chance to speak to you, and I hope we find a chance to reconnect.


Betty Duffy said...

I think that's the most exclamation points I've ever used upon discovering a long lost friend.

I have seen the movie Wit in which Emma Thompson plays the professor--- and I loved it.

Funny how things work. I've often wondered what happened to those paintings (one in particular). And I have googled your name plenty of times myself. Were you in Iowa for awhile?

PLEASE be in touch. I would love to see a little Karly (Tell me she has blue eyes). And you are so right about the delicious smell of baby heads. It was unfair of me not to mention that good smell.

You have been in my thoughts so many times over these past ten years.

TheSeeker said...

Hi Betty,
You don't know me, but I'm a new reader. I think I found you through June Cleaver maybe...something like that. Anyway, I thought your entry from yesterday was absolutely the sweetest thing. I wasn't put off. But maybe I'm a strange little idealist :-)

Betty Duffy said...

Seeker, Welcome, and thank you. I went ahead and reposted it, now that it's not the first thing someone would see upon visiting here the first time. NO FEAR!