the best book i`ve read in ages. i was so excited by it i would try my luck at connecting with american colleagues by starting sentences with - "i`m reading this susan sontag book on the train ...." met with, "who?" until one day i met a kindred spirit in a coworker (british) who returned excitedly with "i read `susan sontag`s on photography` as part of my MFA - she`s brilliant!` four shining eyes meet. a friendship is born - out of great american intellectual susan sontag. every minute of this interview was scalp tingling. i wish i had half the energy for life she had, even while sick. i started wondering last night while watching the fantastic dancing & singing on `smash` if there wasn`t some physiological predisposition for great lifework. like an overactive thyroid, or a reduced need for rest. (some predisposition that i seem to lack.) sontag was like a mega watt bulb. my dog and i, mere couch potatoes.