Raymond Chandler’s Little Glass Family

30 times in 30 years they moved. Raymond Chandler and his wife Cissy. The story is from “The Long Embrace”—author Judith Freeman’s brilliant journey to know the Chandlers.

Each time, packing up to head out to another apartment somewhere in or around Los Angeles, Cissy would be in charge of gently wrapping their collection of glass animals. Each had a name. A personality. A family for these two travelers.

And as Chandler went about creating Phillip Marlowe, as he wrote, his tiny glass family would keep watch.

Families in all shapes and sizes.

And surprises. Like the one that comes after the Prine and Goodman Duet.

Surprises like Raymond and Cissy’s little glass family.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: