Attached, as an image file, is a letter to Fred dated 18 March 1979 in which Patrick describes a little bit about the activities at the Deia house. Continue reading “The Music Goes On”
Here’s a two page letter from 17 February 1979 that Patrick sent to Gretchen, myself, and another sister, in which he describes the work that he and Stephanie have been putting into their house, and the music, and the writing. He also adds observations about each of us and how he longs for us to visit.
The letter concludes with a powerful final paragraph, including Continue reading “I Would Not Like to Grow Old without Knowing My Children”
Another letter recently found along with a stack of others. I’ll continue to scan and publish them as time allows.
Here’s a letter from Patrick, dated Christmas 1977 (40 years ago today), in which he describes a novel that didn’t sell and progress on another. He also declared that he loved the new space western Star Wars, which I didn’t appreciate (and still don’t, except for the technical prettiness).
Letter from Patrick to JP dated 27 April 1977 in which he described work on the Big Novel. Continue reading “You Know How Irregular My Life Is”
A long letter to Fred in which my father ruminates on his writing, his muses, his psyche, his hiding from feeling. I am basically a survivor with suicidal tendencies, he writes, that is, no one will be able to destroy me, except me myself. Continue reading “A Survivor with Suicidal Tendencies”
Here’s part of a letter from Stephanie to Sissy (Stephanie’s Aunt Lillian) dated 42 years ago today, describing the love that she and Patrick share.
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Pictures of Patrick and Stephanie dreaming up the music festival ca. 1976. Continue reading “Patrick and Stephanie – In Memoriam”
Here’s a letter from Patrick dated 24 January 1975, shortly after we’d resumed corresponding.