Frankenstein – Mary Shelley

"A human being in perfection ought always to preserve a calm and peaceful mind, and never to allow passion or a transitory desire to disturb his tranquility. I do not think that the pursuit of knowledge is an exception to this rule. If the study to which you apply yourself has a tendency to weaken… Continue reading Frankenstein – Mary Shelley

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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek – Annie Dillard

"Today I watched and heard a wren, a sparrow and the mockingbird singing. My brain started to trill why why why, what is the meaning meaning meaning?"   Annie Dillard described this as a "meteorological journal of the mind." Her personal narrative of life in Tinker Creek, Virginia vacillates between deep, frenzied, spiritual insights and… Continue reading Pilgrim at Tinker Creek – Annie Dillard