As long as lightly all their livelong sessions, Like a yardful of schoolboys out at recess... Before their plays and games were organized, They yelling mix tag, hide-and-seek, hopscotch, And leapfrog in each other's way all's well.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
In the last fifteen years or so, the women's novel has turned into the Amtrak of American literature; crashing through the gates a...t Aristotle, jumping the tracks at Horace, ignoring the flashing red lights at Boileau, and scooping up Alexander Pope in the cowcatcher. The rules are down and it's every stylist for herself in this best of all Tupperware parties, where plot and characterization have been replaced by the kind of non-stop chatter that enabled the French Foreign Legion to meet its enlistment quota for a hundred and fifty years. In the unlikely event that future scholars will bother to give our era a cultural tag, it will be called the Age of Women's Litter.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
A doting father is not simply surprised when his little girl grows up, he is crushed. His love may have an invisible price tag tha...t sounds a shrill alarm when she edges toward independence, planting the notion that without his vigilant ardor she can never feel safe. He will always be there for her--as long as she still worships him, still turns only to him for solace and wisdom.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
I believe in the flesh and the appetites, Seeing, hearing, feeling, are miracles, and each part and tag of me... is a miracle.
Divine am I inside and out, and I make holy whatever I touch or am touch'd from, The scent of these arm-pits aroma finer than prayer, This head more than churches, bibles, and all the creeds.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
De gustibus non est disputandum;Mthat is, there is no disputing against HOBBY-HORSES; and, for my part, I seldom do ... for ... I ...keep a couple of pads myself, upon which, in their turns ... I frequently ride out and take the air.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »