04-06-18 Friday Night Rambles

“Dear God,” C said as she began her prayer. “I pray that we have a good night’s sleep tonight and that the people on the other side of the world are having a good day!” 

I finally saw my first daffodils this afternoon. They are my favorite flower, mainly because they used to grow in abundance around the farm house I grew up in. Daffodils remind me of my childhood. Honey suckle reminds me of my grandmother. And hydrangeas remind me of my wedding day. Those are my favorite plants.

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I’m currently listening to the audiobook version of Moby Dick. As much as I love reading classics, this is a novel I have never gotten through. I started it years ago, and even though I enjoyed it, I never finished it. So I decided to loan it from the library and listen to it during my commutes. If you have never read Moby Dick, you are missing out on a literary masterpiece. It is easily one of the most quotable books I have ever read, and the turn of language is stunningly alluring. I challenge you to spend a few hours with Melville, and not walk away mesmerized.

I read a little backstory on Moby Dick this evening and I learned that the book was a literary failure in its time, and that by the time Melville died, it was no longer in print. What a tragedy for him to have never known its outcome. I’m leaving a few quotes that a quick google search revealed, which barely scratches the surface of this incredible novel.

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