If you came at night like a broken king

If you came at night like a broken king, If you came by day not knowing what you came for, It would be the same, when you leave the rough road And turn behind the pig-sty to the dull facade And the tombstone. — “Little Gidding,” T.S. Eliot Advertisements

little buddha pears

Can I just say how cute these pears are? Chinese farmer Hao Xianzhang has perfected the process of growing pears inside Buddha shaped plastic molds. They are sold at 50 yuan (about $7.32 USD) in the village of Hexia, China and are thought to bring good luck. Here’s how it’s done. Info here. Someone should … Continue reading

American Pastoral

11 February 2012 Dear Sharon, I feel as though most things I’m reading this semester is about the death of the American dream, or some loss of identity and struggle to find identity in some way. Last week we read Joan Didion’s Slouching Towards Bethlehem, a collection of essays, many of which snarkily dealt with … Continue reading