Wednesday, January 11, 2012

x and y

while i was in minnesota last week, going through an old box of books, i came across one of my favorites: "from the mixed-up files of mrs. basil e. frankweiler." i grabbed it and read it on the plane back to utah. near the end of the book, the eponymous old lady says something that stood out to me.

"'no,' i answered. 'i don't agree with that. i think you should learn, or course, and some days you must learn a great deal. but you should also have days wen you allow what is already in you to swell up inside of you until it touches everything. and you can feel it happen inside of you. if you never take times out to let that happen, then you just accumulate facts, and they begin to rattle around inside of you. you can make noise with them, but never really feel anything with them. it's hollow.'"

my plane is boarding.

1 comment:

Em said...