There is no frigate like a book
To take us lands away,
Nor any coursers like a page
Of prancing poetry.
~ Emily Dickinson

Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness. ~ Helen Keller

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Going in a little too far (Will not do, you know.)

Last night I dreamed that I was telling my parents "The Chettams received that DVD." I think I have gone a little too far. One most pull up. Reading great books from the 19th century, that sort of thing, is good -- up to a certain point. (A certain point, you know.) But dreaming about fictional characters, being more concerned about the politics of Middlemarch than of Canada, debating whether to vote for Tyke or Farebrother, longing to go visit the Garths... it will not do, you know. I must pull up.

Yes, I'm rereading "Middlemarch". And, no, I can't resist throwing a metaphorical egg at Brooke of Tipton.

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