Early this spring when my life was still mid-chaos, a beautiful momentary peace came about when I was nominated for this 3/3/3 Challenge by the wonderful SK Sandhu. I was excited about it and mulled this idea around in my head randomly during my drives to work. However, I had difficulty putting my thoughts into writing because I love too many books and too many genres and how can I do the books and quotes I love so much the proper justice? I overthought the whole darn thing, so I am just going to finally press the big blue button today, tomorrow, and the next day with three quotes, and hopefully I’ll get nominated again someday and I can share three quotes from another genre. Thanks again SKS for the nomination, and thanks even more for your patience!
My first favorite quote comes from a classic, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” written by Mark Twain.
“The middle-aged man turned out to be a prodigious personage – no less a one than the county judge – altogether the most august creation these children had ever looked up on – and they wondered what kind of material he was made of – and they half wanted to hear him roar, and were half afraid he might, too.”
It describes the beautiful innocence of a child in that stage of life where big people are still big, but becoming curious about their power and trying to stave off the childish instincts to run, to turn from the big, sometimes scary thing and instead face it, learn from it, become it. Pretty cool.
A line earlier in the book captures the “novelty in whistling,” by saying, “Diligence and attention soon gave him the knack of it, and he strode down the street with his mouth full of harmony and his soul full of gratitude.”
If that wasn’t great enough, he goes on to say, “He felt much as an astronomer feels who has discovered a new planet – no doubt, as far as strong, deep, unalloyed pleasure is concerned, the advantage was with the boy, not the astronomer.”
I love how it captures the beauty of childhood. If you’ve never had the pleasure, or struggle, of reading this classic, I would challenge you to find a true copy of the book and give it a try!
Rules are simple and easy to follow:
*Thank you note to the person who nominate you
*Post one quote per day for 3 consecutive days .
*Nominate three new bloggers each day.