Today I started reading No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July. This is her first collection of short stories. You probably know her because of her (amazing) movie Me and You and everyone we know. I discovered her work a few years back when I stumbled on her website by chance (Miranda July's website) and fell in love with the art assignments she gives on there.
She came to do a reading of her book in London this summer, and bad timing oblige, I was heavily pregnant and suffering from sciatica and didn't make it to the reading. I cursed myself for days, but felt a bit better after speaking to my friend Danny whose entry for one of her assignments made it in her book Learning to Love You More.Anyway, this wasn't the aim of this entry.
She inspires me to write more, to try and see everything through more naive eyes and to create more. Her style is also a constant inspiration for me. She mixes old and new, classic and eccentric with such elegance, well done, Miranda July, one day I hope to be half as creative as you.