Thoughts for Thursday

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


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."


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


Dorothy W. said...

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

LK said...

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!

sassymonkey said...

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.

litlove said...

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!)

BikeProf said...

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.

LK said...

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.