“I collect these moments. I know they hold a key. It doesn’t matter to me if the key must remain perched in a lock, incipient. The key is in the window, the key is in the sunlight at the window…the key is in the bars, in the sunlight in the window.”-Naomi Ginsberg to Allen Ginsberg
This book is a touchstone for being the best version of ourselves. Nelson has her own take on the personal narrative essay often attributed to Joan Didion. Nelson’s writing at once reaches out for contact, and pulls within to the murky recesses of the mind, heart and soul. This is more than a discussion of pregnancy, romantic relationships, and the fluidity of gender identity. This is deeply felt analysis of what it means to be alive, in love, and searching for meaning.