Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Thank You, La Bellett Rouge


From The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

'The darling!' thought Newland Archer, his glance flitting back to the young girl with the lilies-of-the-valley. 'She doesn't even guess with it's all about.' and he contemplated her absorbed young face with a thrill of possessorship in which pride in his own masculine initiation was mingled with a tender reverence for her abysmal purity. 'We'll read Faust together...by the Italian lakes...' he thought somewhat hazily confusing the scene of his projected honeymoon with the masterpieces of literature which it would be his manly privilege to reveal to his bride. It was only that afternoon that May Welland had let him guess that she 'cared' (New York's consecrated phrase of maiden avowal), and already his imagination, leaping ahead of the engagement ring, the betrothal kiss and the march from Lohengrin, pictured her at his side in some scene of old European witchery.

I received this lovely award, meme, honor and prompt to be reminded that reading is sexy and we shall indulge and encourage it when and wherever we can. I am now gifted with the passing this award along to five reading bloggers, who may do with it what they will. La Ballette Rouge is the one to see if you are confused about the meme. I am not all about the rules today. You will make of it what you wish.
1. Lisa
2. Liberality
3. Beach
4. Aphrodite
5. Dusty

9 comments:

La Belette Rouge said...

Thanks for playing and for a little Innocence bedtime story.Now, thanks to your story I am off to dream, hopefully a dream written by Wharton; That would be a nice change.

Utah Savage said...

You are so kind. Thank you. I'm glad you like this snippet of Wharton. It was my pleasure to play, and what a lovely award.

Linda-Sama said...

years ago I used to read a book a month. I used to subscribe to the NYT Book Review. but since I started teaching yoga all my books are about yoga, Buddhism, spirituality, and books by Indian authors, so not your cup of tea for the majority of the reading population.

Utah Savage said...

But are they sexy?

Naj said...

Hi dear Utah,
since you say every thing in life is political ...
I feel a STRONG need to rally my blogger fellows to counter some of the propaganda and lies around Gaza ... so consider this a knock on your door for help ...

Best

Randal Graves said...

Reading make our speaking English good.

Utah Savage said...

You done notice that did ya? Randal?

Beach Bum said...

Hey Utah,
Thank you so much and I have answered the call on the meme.

Liberality said...

Excellent! This is one award I will be proud to display on my blog. Thank you so much for thinking of me!