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LindaHilton

Linda Hilton

Reader, Writer, Merciless Reviewer and Incurable Romantic

Currently reading

All the President's Men
Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward
Progress: 73/383 pages
Women's Gothic and Romantic Fiction: A Reference Guide (American Popular Culture)
Kay Mussell
Progress: 17/157 pages
The Looking-Glass Portrait
Linda Hilton
Really Neat Rocks: A casual introduction to the rocks & gems of Arizona and the lapidary arts
Linda Hilton
Progress: 61/61 pages
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
Jon Krakauer
The Power of Myth
Joseph Campbell, Bill Moyers
Progress: 20 %

Reading progress update: I've read 120 out of 262 pages.

Ceremony (text only) by L. M. Silko - Leslie Marmon Silko

There was something about the way the old man said "comfortable."  It had a different meaning -- not the comfort of big houses or rich food or even clean streets, but the comfort of belonging with the land, and the peace of being with these hills.

 

p. 117

 

 

Not of belonging "to" the land, but belonging with it.

 

I don't have enough knowledge or experience of Native American thought, but I'm finding the hopscotching of the sequence of events very organic and natural, more the way *I* think than most people write.  The chronology is not linear, nor is it even circular.  It's back and forth in memory and events, dancing around feelings.

 

Tayo's PTSD doesn't respond to white men's medicine, so he's trying more traditional methods. But he's still not sure if anything will work, because he's not sure which world he belongs in, which world will have him.