Birth and Death: Chelsea Clinton to Gabriel Garcia Márquez
I got two CNN alerts on the heels of one another, attached to each other in Gmail like mating dragonflies. Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child. And seconds later, Gabriel Garcia Márquez is dead.
My favourite Márquez story is a popular one: “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings.” I used to teach it to my students; use it as a space to discuss humanity. How people can be both wonderful and terrible, brilliant and stupid, all at the same time.
I think I’ll read it to the twins tonight.