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February 04, 2011


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"He smiled understandingly-much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced--or seemed to face--the whole external world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself."


Maybe Charles is really an American, and just in disuise as a Canadian. He might have a whole secret life, undercover spy traveling the world doing spy things while you think it's for work (well, it is).


I am still studing the various nuances of " How Now Brown Cow" as viewed by your average Bull.

Love to all....Dad


I absolutely LOVE Scott Fitzgerald. It's because when I started reading him I was moving in a rather fast and wealthy crowd of older people (I was neither fast nor wealthy, it had to do with Lurv, I was in my 20's and they in their 30's and 40's) and he so absolutely and brilliantly displayed their casual indifference to wealth and people who were not of their set. It's always stayed with me. Particularly the one bit where he says "They were careless people, Tom and Daisy—they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made . . . ."


I am American & I have read Gatsby twice with the same reaction you had. Eh.


i was almost very sad with Adrian the second time i read it in my twenties. I tried to reread it after serioulsy enjoying it in my teens. Its very sad and I hate that he is a permanent underdog although i suppose for a lot of peopel this is true life its still very sad.

Aurea Robillard

Whew! It's a good thing that you were able to find your tooth. Did you put the tooth under your pillow and have the tooth fairy exchange it for some change?

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