Nearly Inexplicable Love

molly ivins

Molly Ivins in 2001. Credit Carolyn Mary Bauman/Fort Worth Star-Telegram, via AP.

I used to think that her Professional Texan act was just that, but I see now that it was also a way to show that we Texans were all in it together, and that the things that united us — our expressiveness and expansiveness, our culture and our nearly inexplicable love of a nearly uninhabitable place — were more important than our divisions.
(Mimi Swartz, “This Texan Showed That Liberals Can Fight and Have Fun, Too,” NYTimes, 9-8-19)

Molly Ivins was a Texas journalist and political commentator who died in 2007. She is the subject of a new documentary, “Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins.”

(c) 2019 JMN

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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