Steinbeck’s East of Eden Dedication

Perhaps on the best book dedications I’ve ever come across (and one of the greatest novels) Dear Pat, You came upon me carving some kind of little figure out of wood and you said, “Why don’t you make something for me?” I asked you what you wanted, and you said, “A box.” “What for?” “To […]

Sylvia Plath on Figs and Life

I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked. One fig was a husband and a happy home and children, and another fig was a famous poet and another fig was a brilliant […]

John Steinbeck Quote on Dogs

“I’ve seen a look in dogs’ eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.” – John Steinbeck       Read More While you’re here, why not check out some more! Here’s my 2018: In Review — full of ‘best of’ pics from the […]

Piano (D.H. Lawrence)

Softly, in the dusk, a woman is singing to me; Taking me back down the vista of years, till I see A child sitting under the piano, in the boom of the tingling strings And pressing the small, poised feet of a mother who smiles as she sings. In spite of myself, the insidious mastery […]