Monday, March 14, 2011

His First Memory

"Rufus Wainwright watched, uncomprehending, as the family's dining-room table disappeared into the back of a U-Haul. It was the fall of 1976 and he was three years old. He didn't fully understand that his parents, singer-songwriters Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III, were splitting up, for good, after having endured five stormy years together. The image of that table being loaded into the truck would burn itself into his brain as his first memory."

Windolf, Jim. "Songs in the Key of Lacerating." Vanity May 22, 2007. Image: Wikimedia Commons.