1. The Writer’s Almanac tells me it’s the birthday of Georgia O’Keefe and gives us this quote from her:

Details are confusing. It is only by selection, by elimination, by emphasis, that we get at the real meaning of things.

Amen, sister–spoken like a good editor.

2. I’ve been watching old movies while I’ve been sewing the quilt binding this week (one side left!) and last night’s was Daddy Long Legs, with Leslie Caron and Fred Astaire. This scene made me want to be twirled while wearing a skirt made of about a hundred layers of silk chiffon: