Didion's style just makes me smile. It's not even happy; I just love her flow. The point of her essay was a nice one, and one I will keep in mind during my year (as this blog is for others, but I should also keep a private notebook for myself). The essence of her opinion is as follows: "I think we are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not."
But more than her points, her phrasing is really appealing to me. I believe there are elements of her diction in some of the prose I write, but her witty precision is delightful. I'm sure her style isn't for everyone, but I would strongly encourage you to read her six-page essay to see what I'm talking about. Just click below.