Emily Fragos, Editor
As soon as I went inside, I saw it! Reposing on the 'New Acquisitions' shelf near the library entrance, sat the prettiest and tiniest of books. Having a penchant for books that fit comfortably in a hand or purse, I had to see what it was about.
Slightly larger than a 4 x 6 index card, I was delighted to find a new Pocket Poet edition of Emily Dickinson's remarkable letters. And since I'd never read any of her letters, I considered it a perfect find for my summer reading.
"(This) 'selection of letters provides a fuller picture of the eccentric recluse of legend, showing how immersed in life she was: we see her tending her garden; baking bread; marking the marriages, births, and deaths of those she loved; reaching out for intellectual companionship; and confessing her personal joys and sorrows. These letters, invaluable for the light they shed on their author, are, as well, a pure pleasure to read.' excerpt from amazon.com
Here are a few pocket-size snippets for your pocket-size pondering:
"Truth is such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it."
"I find ecstasy in living; the mere sense of living is joy enough."
"Love makes us 'heavenly' without our trying in the least."
"A death-blow is a life blow to some
Who, till they died, did not alive become;
Who, had they lived, had died, but when
They died, vitality begun."
Any pocket-size pleasures for you today?