People Are Funny

It’s an old reference, and probably many people are missing many old references in Stephen King books set in the past. In the 1960’s people depended on shows like Art Linkletter’s People Are Funny and Kids Say the Darndest Things to show us what normal was.

If I had to choose one thing that makes Stephen King great, it is that he understand that people want to find a way to say they’re normal…and no one is normal…it is perfectly normal not to be normal.

Stephen King’s Hearts in Atlantis is a deeply heartfelt collection/novel and essential reading.


Life Imitates Art

This interesting character from Stephen King’s Hearts in Atlantis could well describe someone currently in the international spotlight. Art! How well you describe life. If you get a chance to read the story, you’ll find even more similarities in the complete description of this character.


Other Worlds

I love it that SteKi uses some themes over and over in different novels, and my favorite repeated theme is Other Worlds Than This. Four little words placed in a SteKi story  act as a portal, allowing me to visit my own dreams. So often, I find the other worlds are not so different than my own, just a different quality of light showing off a different bit, a little something put in or left out, a second glance at something that has always been there, but not so different.

From the very nearby other world, Hearts in Atlantis come today’s words by Stephen King.


A Really Good Movie

Stephen King’s Hearts in Atlantis has been sitting on the back burner while I quickly read a library book. Now, with the library book out of the way, I can savor SteKi. This sketch captures a feeling I almost always experience when I leave a movie theater. Maybe you feel it too? That’s why I love SteKi, because he captures the little things about life.