I’ve been thinking a lot today about falling. Today, Felix Baumgartner broke the sound barrier by falling from the stratosphere, defying what yesterday would’ve seemed to be the bounds of human capability. And so it seems fitting that tonight, Carla and I received the following email from Hannah, a member of our circle in DC and a Dinner Party regular: “The more I thought about the Dinner Party on that bus ride, the more I felt compelled to put my thoughts down in a way that matched the complex and intricate relationship I have to those nights when we all gather together. And a poem started to take shape…Perhaps it only speaks to me, which is absolutely fine. But perhaps it will help other people understand just what the dinner part can do; has done.”—Hannah, in an email, 10.14.12

I’ve been thinking a lot today about falling. Today, Felix Baumgartner broke the sound barrier by falling from the stratosphere, defying what yesterday would’ve seemed to be the bounds of human capability. And so it seems fitting that tonight, Carla and I received the following email from Hannah, a member of our circle in DC and a Dinner Party regular:

“The more I thought about the Dinner Party on that bus ride, the more I felt compelled to put my thoughts down in a way that matched the complex and intricate relationship I have to those nights when we all gather together. And a poem started to take shape…Perhaps it only speaks to me, which is absolutely fine. But perhaps it will help other people understand just what the dinner part can do; has done.”—Hannah, in an email, 10.14.12

Posted on October 14, 2012 .