08 July 2011

I've been reading...

East of Eden, by John Steinbeck

"Adam seemed clothed in a viscosity that slowed his movements and held his thoughts down. He saw the world through gray water. Now and then his mind fought its way upward, and when the light broke in it brought him only a sickness of the mind, and he retired into the grayness again. He was aware of the twins because he heard them cry and laugh, but he felt only a thin distaste for them. To Adam, they were symbols of his loss."

4 comments:

Bix said...

Sad...

Do you relate to anything in it?

virginia said...

i've had gray days, as does everyone, but no.

i read "east of eden" many years ago, and for some reason, i'm on a classic fiction kick. for years, i read only non-fiction, but summer nights call for something else.

Bix said...

I actually liked the viscosity description. I know how that feels.

virginia said...

you've made me think.


"Before you can blame an individual for their choices, you have to make sure they have the same choices as everyone else."

Bix , the fanatic cook.