Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Edith Wharton On The Way In Redux...

Oh, Newland: "He had married (as most young men did) because he had met a perfectly charming girl at the moment when a series of rather aimless sentimental adventures were ending in premature disgust; and she had represented peace, stability, comradeship, and the steadying sense of an unescapable duty."

But then: "He simply felt that if he could carry away the vision of the spot of earth she walked on, and the way the sky and sea enclosed it, the rest of the world might seem less empty."

And you'd guess that he's not referring to his wife. Such is the way of love.

1 comment:

sam lamb said...

Stupid, silly love.