Saturday, February 14, 2009

Writing on fire

photo by Mukumbura

"We do this because the world we live in is a house on fire and the people we love are burning."
- Sandra Cisneros, on her passion to write at 26
(from her forward to the 25th anniversary edition of the House on Mango Street)

2 comments:

janet said...

Did you see Sandra's autobiographical article in this month's Oprah magazine?

Kierstin Bridger said...

I saw the article!
It was very cool, i'm still not sure why she stopped using the the 3rd person at the end though...the momentum of the story caught up to the present?