Friday, November 30, 2007

Jenna Bush

What is in a name and a family. A girl whose dad happens to be a president. Not a great one at that. But there I was, in the green room, talking to Bush's daughter and setting her up for her presentation. She had spiked heels and looked, although dressed well, a little disheveled and harried. But kind and warm. Young. Politic. Greased.

So, I hugged the body whose dad spins tricks with the world. What does it feel like? One touch of me to her is not romantic, or special--it is something closer to historical. When one human being here, physically hugs the moving world, well, something changes.

I think her message is over simplistic, but she had light and warmth. It is always something, whether to the left or to the right, to exchange body-talk with history.


Mental Produce said...

Fascinating....perhaps you could give us a hint of what her presentation was about. She must have a peculiar view of the world considering her experience and all...

I am reminded of our growing similarity in this age of post-modernity. We may come from different backgrounds, but does that preclude our connection when we are all but an email away from anyone else...I wonder.


Mark said...

Shari did you see this guy there taking photos? I have never met him in person, only on Flickr, but he takes great photos, especially his Drive By Series


Shari Zollinger said...

Hey Mark, I seem to remember the face. I was standing literally one step away from the photos he shot. He mentioned KCPW which was the other sponsor of this event

calanan said...

Hey thanks for the nod, Mark! Shari, nice to meet you. This is of course my first time visiting your blog so I'm not sure of your background so how did you come to get so close to Jenna?

- mike

Shari Zollinger said...

Hi Mike,

This is our families blog--there are a few of us so we have established this a way of keeping connected. Welcome! I work for Sam Weller's Bookstore and we were the co-sponsor for Jenna as well as KCPW and Bryan Schott. We had the strange and interesting job of getting the whole thing coordinated and off the ground.
Do you work for KCPW?

calanan said...

I don't work for KCPW per se but I have been volunteering for them, both in the office during the pledge drive and taking photos.

I have a question for you about the bookstore, would you mind e-mailing me directly? I don't want to clutter up the blog with it thanks!

- mike
calanan at gmail dot com