“Sometimes a kind of glory lights up the mind of a man.
It happens to nearly everyone.
You can feel it growing or preparing like a fuse
burning toward dynamite.
“It is a feeling in the stomach,
a delight of the nerves, of the forearms.
The skin tastes the air,
and every deep-drawn breath is sweet.
“Its beginning has the pleasure of a great
stretching yawn; it flashes
in the brain and the whole world glows
outside your eyes.”
// i’m slow-reading steinbeck’s east of eden with a group of friends,
and i think i’m a little high on the beauty.
it’s not too late to join us.
just pick up a copy and read a few pages, a chapter maybe, a day,
really soaking it in and enjoying the good, well-crafted story word-by-word.
let me know if you’re in, and we’ll teach you the secret handshake. //