Tuesday, March 23, 2010

for your Tuesday

There are some books that really stay with me after I finish them, you know what I mean? A couple of weeks ago I finished East of Eden and it keeps coming to mind. I leave you with this thought from the book for your Tuesday:

"...I feel that a man is a very important thing - maybe even more important than a star...I have a new love for that glittering instrument, the human soul. It is a lovely and unique thing in the universe. It is always attacked and never destroyed..."

John Steinbeck, East of Eden p. 302

13 comments:

Frau said...

One of my favorite book also! Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Shorty said...

I just finished re-reading Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery... a childhood favorite that has carried over into my adulthood. I know what you mean about loving books that stick with you, especially those that leave you with such positive feelings and visual images.

Ruth said...

I've never read East of Eden.....perhaps I'll have to pick it up. Beautiful photo!

Ina in Alaska said...

I also loved Travels with Charley, his memoir about a road trip around the USA with his standard poodle, Charley, taken in 1960 in a specially made camper he called "Rocinante" after Don Quixote's horse. He wanted to see America on a personal level. He travelled nearly 10,000 miles on this road trip!

Happy Tuesday xoxo

tanvi @ now craving said...

What a gorgeous photo! Where was it taken?

I keep meaning to read East of Eden, but it's definitely a project.

please sir said...

I know what you mean...when I read a good book it can stay with me forever. Beautiful quote!

KPiep said...

I've never been much of a Steinbeck fan, but perhaps I should start exploring him a little bit more.

I just finished rereading one of my favorites (started a post before the surgery hit) and it's left me in a very happy, contemplative place.

Jessica said...

A lovely Tuesday treat! I love East of Eden--it is one of those books I keep going back to read.

A Day That is Dessert said...

Ina I will have to check out that book :)

jenny said...

Steinbeck's Cannery Row is one of my favorite books of all time. East of Eden has been sitting on my shelf for years and I have never picked it up. I'm inspired to now--what an amazing quote.

cathleen said...

What a beautifully serene photo. Thank you for sharing it.

Valerie said...

= on your calendar
you always know...

Valerie said...

how to catch the most beautiful, the thing, the feeling that goes right to the core... thank you !