The Body, Brain, and Books: Eleven Questions with writer Caroline Cala Donofrio
Love this reminder to pay attention to all the small kindnesses that surround us --and to take dance breaks! Thanks Caroline and Jane!
Ridiculously large cocktail ring with a sweatshirt? I’d do that--if I only had the ring. What I do have, and proudly wear with anything, is a vaguely Mayan, slightly tarnished silver necklace my mother bought in Mexico around 1966. Nothing like it can be found today. It’s not flashy or particularly valuable but it has a talismanic beauty. My mother chose this necklace for herself but it is me. I am never tempted by necklaces in stores because no other necklace can approach the magic of this one. And now off to read Caroline’s essay...
Absolute love jewelry, makes every outfit uniquely you. My wedding ring was my mother-in-laws, it’s fabulous. I also have some vintage Chanel clip on earrings I “stole” from my aunt. Always 2 books, if not 3, 1 fun 1 for study. Excited to read Caroline’s work. 🤗
I've been following Caroline's work for a while now and I truly always enjoy reading her work.
'I’m grateful for the relationships that weren’t built to last, the jobs that didn’t pan out, the rejections and mistakes and missteps that led to this moment. It helps me to think that maybe one day I’ll be grateful for the things that feel difficult right now.' Love this and couldn't agree more 😊
I have a silver bangle / cuff that I always wear on my left wrist (I'm left handed so wear my watch on my right wrist). If I'm not wearing it I feel off-balance. It's just the right size and weight and it was a 30th birthday present from my sister. I have other bracelets, bangles and cuffs but this is the one I reach for every day.
What a gem of a read. Thanks Caroline and Jane!
Everyone is people! ❤️ So good! And great to see Caroline here.
Looking through photos the other day reminded me that I used to wear “big” jewelry--necklaces often and wondered why I stopped that. Reading this interview gave me a little nudge. Maybe it’s time to pull out some of those old pieces, see what part of me they might reconnect me to.
Thanks for another great interview.
Dance beaks are awesome! Kind and tawdry...To meld the sacred and profane...you might enjoy this piece: https://aliciakwon.substack.com/p/sex-holding-contradictions