2 Jan 2017

lotesse: (sorrow)
I've been home sick for the last few days; just a cold, probably acquired in either the nursing home or the motel in Indiana, but also I think I needed a hard stop. I've been backreading the earliest incarnations of Sady Doyle's pre-2010 blog, listening to the librivox recording of Middlemarch, and just generally fucking around on tumblr. 'S been nice.

Trying to decide if I want to get serious about making plans for inauguration protests; dad's made some noise about DC, and if I pushed I could probably get that to happen, and I've got a standing invitation to stay with K. for protests in Madison if I want to drive up there. But I don't know if the payoff is worth the personal effort in this case; I find DT personally triggering, and I realized last night that I've actually been substituting Dubya's face for his when I read the news. Well, it's not like I didn't loathe Dubya enough for the both of them.
lotesse: (curioser)
something that I think is important about Middlemarch - Dorothea is appallingly wrongheaded in her goals/means, most evidently in her reasons for marrying Casaubon - but the people in her community who criticize her are additionally and equally wrongheaded, without having even the excuse of youth or passion to cover them. Mrs. Cadwallader is absolutely right that Dorothea ought not to marry Casaubon, but at the same time she displays an almost total ignorance of Dorothea's real character, ethos, and desires for her own life.

Even if they tell you so and it turns out bad, it doesn't mean they were right.

daughter of the sea, oregano's first cousin

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