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This is the blog of Ian Rosales Casocot. Filipino writer. Sometime academic. Former backpacker. Twink bait. Hamster lover.


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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

entry arrow5:00 PM | Why Love is Like Raccoons in Burning Chimneys

"The thing to remember about love affairs," says Simone, "is that they are all like having raccoons in your chimney.... We have raccoons sometimes in our chimney.... And once we tried to smoke them out. We lit a fire, knowing they were there, but we hoped the smoke would cause them to scurry out the top and never come back. Instead, they caught on fire and came crashing down into our living room, all charred and in flames and running madly around until they dropped dead." Simone swallows some wine. "Love affairs are like that," she says. "They are all like that."

~ Lorrie Moore in "Dance in America"
From Birds of America

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