In Praise of Simple Living

I don’t know what made me decide to write about defrosting my freezer–I’ll credit Nora Ephron, who said “Everything is copy.” It’s a throwback to the past & worth capturing for posterity–I don’t know anyone else who does it. And there is something zen-like and spacy about the experience, making it timely with the current craze of “mindfulness,” whatever the hell that is. Finally, ’tis the season for chipping away in a winter wonderland.

The resulting piece, “In Praise of Simple Living (just add ice cream),” has just been published in the provocatively-named journal of creative nonfiction, Embodied Effigies. Click here–I’m on pages 27-28 as the e-book turns (19-20 of the actual magazine).

 

 

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About Alice Lowe

I am a freelance writer, avid reader and Virginia Woolfophile in San Diego, California. I have published essays and reviews about Virginia Woolf, including two monographs in the Bloomsbury Heritage Series published by Cecil Woolf Publishers, London: "Beyond the Icon: Virginia Woolf in Contemporary Fiction," and "Virginia Woolf as Memoirist." My personal essays have been published in more than sixty literary journals and can be followed on my blog: www.aliceloweblogs.wordpress.com.
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2 Responses to In Praise of Simple Living

  1. Ava Torre-Bueno says:

    That was charming. Once a year I defrost the mini-fridge in my office, but my home fridge does it itself.

    I hope you and Don are well.

    Ava

  2. Roberta says:

    A blast from the past! I remember my first fridge. It had that teeny tiny little freezer at the top. I once scraped so hard that I broke the pipe in the freezer….

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