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Tonight's thoughts on Les Miserables

People in the 19th century liked their books big. Brevity was not the object of such fawning appreciation then, as it is now. You pick up this book, or some Dickens, or Melville, and you just have to settle in for a long ride.

Tonight I am about a quarter of the way in. Most of the people in the story have met, and are beginning to interact.

He is describing the site of Waterloo-- now years after the war, abandoned and ruined. Spooky. He must have spoken to old men who were there.

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  • The earth rolled all the way around, and here we are.

    Hello. Just me today, no fiction right now. Thinking of you all, and how close I feel to people I have never met. What is meeting in person really?…

  • Re Marcella

    Sorry that this came out twice. Cannot seem to delete it for some reason. Please to not feel obliged to read it twice.

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    The great bell began, not far, a deep baw baw, it was more than a sound, but something that came up through the soles of her feet. And now half a…