Mayor Engen tweets, reflects on Sendak
Mayor John Engen sent his first original tweet today! Follow him: @engenjohn.
Also from Mayor Engen in an email with “Sendak” in the subject line:
My favorite (Maurice Sendak) quote from ‘Fresh Air.’ I wept in the garage while listening. Couldn’t figure out how to tweet it back to you, so am relying on e-mail.
I have nothing now but praise for my life. I’m not unhappy. I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can’t stop them. They leave me and I love them more. … What I dread is the isolation. … There are so many beautiful things in the world which I will have to leave when I die, but I’m ready, I’m ready, I’m ready.
- Maurice Sendak
I think he sent it because I’d forwarded this one:
@Lgpguin is a good one to follow, too, ’cause she comments frequently on city government affairs.
She (“a woman working too much” in Missoula) replied to a tweet I’d sent Monday during the Missoula City Council meeting:
Hell freezes over! I agree w/ KMJ MT @KeilaSzpaller: Kandi Matthew-Jenkins said we celebrate booze in MSO while trying to fight DUIs. Do …
That was “doublespeak.”
Anyway, it was good to get a note about something human and literary from the mayor since tomorrow we’re talking about his proposed budget.
– Keila Szpaller