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Frederic S. Durbin I was reading a magazine article about a Renaissance garden that had been abandoned for centuries and was overgrown by the forest. The local people…moreI was reading a magazine article about a Renaissance garden that had been abandoned for centuries and was overgrown by the forest. The local people supposed it was cursed or haunted and avoided the place. The whole idea instantly called out to me. I knew there was a story hidden in those moss-grown ruins and sculptures.(less)
Frederic S. Durbin This would need fact-checking, but I believe I read, when I was researching the actual garden at Bomarzo, that Salvador Dali rediscovered the garden…moreThis would need fact-checking, but I believe I read, when I was researching the actual garden at Bomarzo, that Salvador Dali rediscovered the garden in its forgotten and long-abandoned state and was influential in getting the place noticed and restored for visitors. So "D___ S___" is more or less his name backwards -- not that my character is supposed to resemble Dali in any real way.(less)
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" Thanks for a great question! I believe that my writing is all ultimately traceable to three places experienced in childhood:

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War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
“Everything I know, I know because of love.”
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“The older I become, the more I understand Mr. Girandole's look of sadness and what he must have been thinking then. These games with tangerine peels... the times of little wide-eyed girls arriving on the terrace, and boys with notebooks... none of it lasted for more than a breath. Time never turned backward. Summer gave way to winter, and summer came again, and year by year, the vines lengthened, and the sharp detail faded from the statues- scales becoming ripples, passion becoming tranquility. Each time Mr. Girandole saw Grandmother, he looked at her like we all ought to look at one another, every time.”
Frederic S. Durbin, A Green and Ancient Light

“I had reached a way-marker on the path to adulthood-- the first dividing of my heart. To live in this world, I realized, is to leave pieces of your heart in various places; and to move toward any place is to move away from another.”
Frederic S. Durbin, A Green and Ancient Light

“To live in this world, I realized, is to leave pieces of your heart in various places; and to move toward any place is to move away from another.”
Frederic S. Durbin, A Green and Ancient Light

“grows like a seed in the dark out of the leaf-mould of the mind: out of all that has been seen or thought or read, that has long ago been forgotten, descending into the deeps.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

“[Marianne Moore's definition of genuine poetry] -- Imaginary gardens with real toads in them.”
Marianne Moore

“What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.”
Samuel Johnson, Johnsonian Miscellanies - Vol II

“Everything must be made as simple as possible. But not simpler.”
Albert Einstein

“The blazing fire makes flames and brightness out of everything thrown into it.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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