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Friday, November 25, 2011

Living the Hardy Life

"As the lively and sparkling emotions of her early married life cohered into an equable serenity, the finer movements of her nature found scope in discovering to the narrow-lived ones around her

the secret (as she had once learnt it) of making limited opportunities endurable;

which she deemed to consist in the cunning enlargement,

by a species of microscopic treatment,of those minute forms of satisfaction that offer themselves to everybody not in positive pain;

which, thus handled, have much of the same inspiring effect upon life

as wider interests cursorily embraced."

----The Mayor of Casterbridge, by Thomas Hardy

Have a great weekend, friends. Sorry I've been away.