Thursday, January 25, 2007

Their Eyes Were Watching God


Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937):
Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board. For some they come in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the horizon, never out of sight, never landing until the Watcher turns his eyes away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by Time. That is the life of men.

Now, women forget all those things they don't want to remember, and remember everything they don't want to forget. The dream is the truth. Then they act and do things accordingly.

2 Comments:

Blogger Ann Bartow said...

Great post! Just bought this book for my son yesterday, as he will be reading it for his English class.

1/25/2007 9:28 AM  
Anonymous red lion said...

Now we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, then we shall see face to face. My knowledge is imperfect now; then I shall know as I am known. There are in the end three things that last; faith, hope, and love, and the greatest of these is love.
1 Corninthians 13:12

Maybe the determinant is not gender but rather faith.

1/25/2007 11:19 AM  

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