I felt, at the moment, powerless as stubble exposed to the draught and glow of a furnace: mentally, I still possessed my soul, and with it the certainty of ultimate safety. The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter—often an unconscious, but still a truthful interpreter—in the eye.
     --Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

An appreciation of classic literature in its various forms.
Interpreting the Soul


"I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don’t go out with Halley’s Comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: ‘Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together."

~Mark Twain

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"I’m taking it to my grave."


a sign in my family’s wilderness preserve with some of my great great grandma’s books listed on it. 


Literal Literature

A Tale of Two Cities

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