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“…change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn…

…and it comes like the stealthy perfume of wildflowers hidden in the grass.”  – Steinbeck

I’ve always liked Steinbeck’s writing.  From The Pearl to Of Mice and Men, The Grapes of Wrath to Sweet Thursday, his novels have always made me smile.  He had a way of phrasing things that made the most tragic, heart-wrenching moments seem beautiful.  Beautiful misery.  Gorgeous sorrow.

At the same time, he also had a way of making you empathize with a character who was about to murder his friend, or nearly destroying a family through the pursuit of something nearly unattainable.

Go.  Go now.  Read some Steinbeck.  You’ll feel better.


One response

  1. SWK

    Steinbeck is one of the greatest.

    June 1, 2011 at 2:40 pm