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It snowed: return day.

Knowing not grieving remembers a thousand savage and lonely streets.
William Faulkner, Light in August

Immersed in Faulkner; marveling at his language.

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The full truth of the Bundruns’ family life remains forever unavailable to its surviving members. The reader may come to understand it, but Anse doesn’t, or Cash, or his sister Dewey Dell, and it is only the liberty Faulkner allows himself that makes us recognize the mystery at the heart of their lives.
Michael Gorra on The Sound and the Fury

Don’t you ever wonder if life is like a book; you should be able to read and see what comes next, what’s going on now, what could ever happen?

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Waves and breakers.

I give you the mauseoleum of all hope and desire.
William Faulkner (about a watch). The Sound and the Fury.

If we hope for what we do not yet have, then — then! — we wait for it patiently.

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