Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Nantucket ≠ Illinois

Herman Melville, Moby-Dick (1851):

Also from Moby-Dick
“Nothing exists in itself”

comments: 4

Matt said...

Cf. http://submittedforyourperusal.com/2015/06/05/go-visit-the-prairies-in-june/

Michael Leddy said...

Oh, it’s glorious in June, but not without water: we have all the humidity you can eat.

I saw that you were reading Moby-Dick — I will say, with only the flimsiest evidence, that 2015 is the Year of the Whale.

Matt Thomas said...

I have been reading it, yes. Though reading isn't quite the right word for it—more like I'm doing a deep dive into it.

Michael Leddy said...

It’s incredibly compelling. I had thought of it as something I should do, but I find that I love it.