100 Unfortunate Days
Written by Penelope Crowe
Reviewed by R. Murry
When reading Ms. Crowe’s Days, Salvador Dali’s name came to mind. He always haunts me every once in a while. Dali’s painting The Persistence of Memory, an omnipotence of a dream and an unconscious, shows in oil what Penelope demonstrates in her writing.
She writes with a natural surrealistic aptitude that reminds me of Dali’s paintings. Example of this is in her don’t likes list: I don’t like Yeast infections…or…American Idol, said in the same breath. Ms. Crowe does this with a smile in her presentation, knowing she'll hit a nerve in someone’s mind.
Her Days, 100 of them, represent many attitudes, one of which is the theme of Self Reliance. Ralph Waldo Emerson and his Transcendentalists would be proud of her. Faith in God or the after-life is not all that is needed to survive underlines her episodes with religion. I posed the question: Is Penelope a Gnostic?
100 Unfortunate Days is not for the faint of heart, overly religious, or weak minded person. One must have an open mind to read each individual Day. She doesn’t hole back any punches on any of the subjects to the point you may feel insulted. Just forget about it and more on to the next Day. It’s worth it and you’ll be intellectually stimulated on another Day.
I paid $.99 for a read that I will remember. Penelope Crowe, whatever her real name is, will haunt me, as Dali has since the Sixties. I paid a dollar for a haunt - What a deal?!
Ms. Crowe links are attached to her interview below: