Joan Didion (Born : 1934)
The younger Joan
Joan, aged 76, is currently living in California
We are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not. Otherwise they turn up unannounced and surprise us, come hammering on the mind’s door at 4 am of a bad night and demand to know who deserted them, who betrayed them, who is going to make amends. We forget all too soon the things we thought we could never forget. We tell ourselves stories in order to live..
~ Joan Didion