Thoughts for Thursday

BikeProf and Litlove have been making some incredibly brilliant observations about the meaning of suffering. Please check out their posts.

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From the epilogue to Lives of Girls and Women, Alice Munro:

“People’s lives, in Jubilee as elsewhere, were dull, simple, amazing and unfathomable—deep caves paved with kitchen linoleum.”

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Question to ponder: If you were a book, which one would you be?

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6 Responses to Thoughts for Thursday

  1. Dorothy W. says:

    Montaigne’s Complete Essays. Expansive, digressive, questioning, curious, honest, open.

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  2. LK says:

    Wow, that is an awesome selection Dorothy! I am still pondering…but my first inclination is Pride & Prejudice. I love the writing and the story and the characters. And nobody dies!

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  3. sassymonkey says:

    An encyclopedia. Not because I know everything (ha! not by a long shot) but because I can’t focus on any one thing. Ohhh look! Something shiny! Turn the page! I wanna know about *that*! Ohhh something sparkly! I want to read about *that*!Although I don’t think they publish encyclopedias in print form any more. Maybe I’m obsolete…I’d love to be Pride and Prejudice because I love it but I know it’s not me.

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  4. litlove says:

    Ooohh tricky choice. I’d like to be Colette’s Break of Day – fascinated by questions of reinvention, renunciation, comtemplation and what it is to lead a simple, pleasurable life. (And thanks for the link, LK, much appreciated!)

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  5. BikeProf says:

    The Count of Monte Cristo. It’s a big, messy, digressive novel that still moves incredibly quickly, and there is an underlying pattern that slowly emerges.

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  6. LK says:

    Wow, you all have shown such imagination with that question. It is so interesting. I love all of the answers, so individual, so expressive. And, with the exception of the encyclopedia, now I have a really excellent list of new books to read! And I think, unimaginative as it may be, I am going to be Pride & Prejudice. Just because it has all the elements of life in it: love, family, misunderstandings and complications with a coming together of greater insight at the end.

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