Thursday, February 23, 2012

Lent: reboot

You know, that last post just isn't right.  I took it down, and I will edit it and put it back up next week.  I've been trying to eliminate the negatives and only talk about the positive, but doing it that way feels dishonest.  So I'm not sure exactly how I'm going to change it.  I'll think about it for a few days, plus we've got a bunch of stuff going on this weekend, and be back next week.  Thanks for your patience.

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  1. : : : waiting patiently : : :

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  2. Well. dang. I was going to reread it so I could comment intelligently on your email, but noooo. I read it and the email last night when really tired and the only thing I thought of them was that something that is honest in the moment may not look honest later because that moment when it was true passed. I'll wait patiently (hah!) until you post again.

    Have you posted yet?

    Have you posted yet?

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  3. lol--you guys cheer me up. I still can't quite figure out why it bugged me so much, but literally last night I was feeling sick to my stomach over it. I'm going to ignore it over the weekend and try again on Monday. apologies for the drama.

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  4. Still waiting. . . .

    ;D

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    1. :-) I know, and I think I know what I'm going to do but I'm reading the world's MOST BORING book for class tomorrow and if I stop to re-write that post I'll never get it done--still have another 75 pages to go and at best I can read about ten pages of this mess in a half hour. usually I'm pretty patient with 19th century prose but this is killing me. UGH. Thank the Lord after this we're on to Wuthering Heights. woot.

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  5. What are you having to read? I'm not a big fan of Wuthering Heights. I find every one of the characters slap-worthy. George Elliot and Charles Dickens I liked much better, and, of course, Jane Austen although she was a little earlier. Have you read Jane Eyre and then Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys? It was written in the 60's from Mr. Rochester's first wife's perspective.

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    1. I haven't read WHeights since my junior year of college, so I'm looking forward to seeing how it holds up-- but at least it has a PLOT. yes, have read both Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea. I *love* Jane Eyre, so I went into Wide Sargasso Sea not expecting to like it, but you can't help but admit she has a point. Of course I haven't read either one in twenty years, so who knows how I'd feel about them now. Maybe I will put them on my summer reading list.

      The one I was reading last night was Sartor Resartus by Thomas Carlyle. No one in the class liked it. But once the professor explained some of the context and we talked about it for a couple of hours, at least now I feel like I appreciate it, even if I didn't like it.

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