Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Kate Chopin

I have a lovely afternoon arranged. I am curled up with a biography of Kate Chopin, and her novel "The Awakening". I'm doing a presentation on her Thursday morning. It is raining outside, and it is peaceful and quiet inside the house. There is nothing more wonderful than having an assignment which requires you to sit down and read. I love this class.

Kate Chopin wrote "I wonder if anyone else has an ear so tuned and sharpened as I have, to detect the music, not of the spheres, but of earth, subtleties of major and minor chord that the wind strikes upon the tree branches. Have you ever heard the earth breathe . . . ?"

I find that I am excited to delve into her story. I'm thinking that I will find that I have a lot in common with a woman who's been gone for over a hundred years...and that excites me.

1 comment:

Kelly said...

I had never heard of Kate Chopin until I met up with my sister, Quid, and Marion (another blogging friend) in Natchitoches, LA (pronounced NAK-uh-tish, Quid!) a few years ago. It was the first time we had all met in real life (except my sister and me, of course) and it was a great time. Anyway...I bought a book there that had The Awakening and all her short stories in it. I love her writing! She was very much ahead of her time.