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Erin Erin said: " I have started this one multiple times, being very interested in Russian history. I found a few of the characters compelling enough to pull me in, but I always get lost in the bit about the peasant farmers. Nonetheless, I love Tolstoy's way with word ...more"

 

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Frances Hodgson Burnett
“There's naught as nice as th' smell o' good clean earth, except th' smell o' fresh growin' things when th' rain falls on 'em.”
Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

Edward Hirsch
“A Partial History of My Stupidity

Traffic was heavy coming off the bridge
and I took the road to the right, the wrong one,
and got stuck in the car for hours.

Most nights I rushed out into the evening
without paying attention to the trees,
whose names I didn't know,
or the birds, which flew heedlessly on.

I couldn't relinquish my desires
or accept them, and so I strolled along
like a tiger that wanted to spring,
but was still afraid of the wildness within.

The iron bars seemed invisible to others,
but I carried a cage around inside me.

I cared too much what other people thought
and made remarks I shouldn't have made.
I was slient when I should have spoken.

Forgive me, philosophers,
I read the Stoics but never understood them.

I felt that I was living the wrong life,
spiritually speaking,
while halfway around the world
thousands of people were being slaughtered,
some of them by my countrymen.

So I walked on--distracted, lost in thought--
and forgot to attend to those who suffered
far away, nearby.

Forgive me, faith, for never having any.

I did not believe in God,
who eluded me.”
Edward Hirsch

Frances Hodgson Burnett
“As long as you have a garden you have a future and as long as you have a future you are alive.”
Frances Hodgson Burnett

Frances Hodgson Burnett
“However many years she lived, Mary always felt that 'she should never forget that first morning when her garden began to grow'.”
Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

Julian of Norwich
“The greatest honor we can give Almighty God is to live gladly because of the knowledge of his love.”
Julian of Norwich

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