This text is taken from a brochure announcing the grand opening of Rousseau's Catahoula Inn at Catahoula Lake on Easter Sunday, April 8, 1928. LAKE CATA-OULOU is the sacred lake of the Indians. It lies ensconced, as it were, in the deep solitude of the great forest which skirts the ATTAKAPAS prairie on the East of the Teche, about nine miles from the town of ST. MARTINVILLE, the word CATA-OULOU meaning sacrifice.
I’M ALWAYS FINDING little flying crickets in our house, hopping near the front door, trying in vain to escape. What a horrible sense of direction this species must have to keep showing up on the wrong side of the door all the time.
When I’m falling asleep, sometimes I pretend I’m holding a long hoop-net, like what you use to catch insects. That way, I’m in the right frame of mind when the dreams start appearing. I’m like a kid with a bottle waiting to catch a lightning bug when it flashes.
THE MOST CONSEQUENTIAL part of an action is the moment just before the action begins — the pre-action, if you will. From this moment, the pre-action, the rest of the action unfolds. In other words, a pre-action is the seed of an action.