Wandering with my eyes and heart open, searching for pieces to add to my own personal big picture.

Tag: mary shelley

So what should I do?

I love to share random quotes from what I’m reading each day, along with a thought or two about why I’m sharing it. It’s not really a “blog post” because it’s usually so few words, can’t really have a title, etc. Basically anything you’d do to boost the SEO of a post.

More like a social media post it seems.

I think, “I should start a Facebook page!” Then I go to Facebook and my feed these days…ugg… It’s about 75% ads, so I know my posts won’t be seen there either.

Reminds me of watching tv these days. Thirty minute time slot and ten to fifteen minutes of repetetive ads. I get bored and turn it off, much like social media lately.

I’m looking for a home. I don’t write that much; some commentary on a book or podcast, a few personal essays, and even fewer lame short stories (one that I’m excited to share soon… it’s very silly).

Where do I go? I’m tired of posting on Instagram. I literally get about 20 views a day. And I don’t want a Facebook page other than my own personal profile.

PS I do post a lot there publicly, so you don’t have to be a “friend” to see it.

Here’s what I wanted to share today:

“This heart has escaped from my control; its overwhelming sensations defy all the efforts if my reason, and I passionately love without hope, almost without return – nor is this all.” From Mary Shelley’s The Bride of Modern Italy

Don’t I know it, sister!

Been There. Done that.

Haven't you?

The Mary Shelley Reader

I read Frankenstein years ago and fell madly in love with it. Always meant to go back and read it again and now I MUST!

Another book I picked up at Dog-Eared Pages in Phoenix, The Mary Shelley Reader. Frankenstein is first in the book, since it’s the first she published. I’m excited to get to Mathilda and her letters, too!

But first…a warning:

“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 your affections, and to destroy your taste for those simple pleasures in which no alloy can possibly mix, then that study is certainly unlawful, that is to say, not befitting the human mind. If this rule were always observed; if no man allowed any pursuit whatsoever to interfere with the tranquility of his domestic affections, Greece had not been enslaved; Caesar would have spared his country; America would have been discovered more gradually; and the empires of Mexico and Peru had not been destroyed.”

Probably should go get the house cleaned up and go to the grocery store, not just sit here and read all day…again.

The Mary Shelley Reader

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