No Coincidence-More Faulknerian Ruminations

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Synchronicty, not coincidence.

Reading The Sound and the Fury and what should transpire other than a trip to Boston. Why is this remarkable? Well, I can't really tell you straight out without giving away much of the book; however, suffice to say that one of the main characters has something critical and large happen to him in Boston.

So, reading The Sound and the Fury during Holy Week when it occurs during Holy Week, and visiting Boston, the site of one of the main events of the book. Wow! What a tremendous experience.

I have more to share on this. But now a delightful little tidbit. Arrived in Boston, walked down to the commons, stopped in a small used book shop near Emerson College and happened to pick up a first edition of The Collected Short Stories of William Faulkner for less than it would cost me to pick up a paperback edition. Oh, how wonderful to be back in a city where literacy is valued, perhaps even treasured.

One last point--the soaps and lotions and shampoos in this hotel are all verbena-scented. I have to come to the chilly late-winter north to smell "The Odor of Verbena." If the significance of that is not clear, google the phrase in quotation marks.

May God bless all who read this during this Holy Week. Indeed, may He bless anyone who reads this every--so few are my readers, I can afford to cast my blessings far abroad.

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Snarky comment: Apparently it's not valued enough to jack up the price of a first edition! :)

I love Boston. What a great walking city.

Dear Banshee:

Snarky? Perhaps. However, in this case probably exactly on target. When a person is known primarily for the lengthy works, the collected short works is not likely to be highly sought-after except by people like me.

Whatever the reason, I was blessed by the event so. . .

But thanks for the note. Good to see someone cares/reads still. Not that I deserve it, but it's nice to know that there are still a few lingering in the shadows.





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