Wednesday, June 23, 2010

the white castle

the book i'm currently reading, 'the white castle of louisiana,' is fantastic, in all its jane austen-ish glory. excerpt time.

the view of the great mississippi--truly the father of waters--from this outlook upon a southern night was charming to the eye and thrilling to the soul. for the lustrous stars shone above and below in its depths; and the beautiful orb of night at its full, with its quivering rays, cast a glorious sheen upon the hasty ripples of the tortuous stream, wafting the thoughts on toward the mysterious heavens and the great unknown--a fitting place for the children to trace the constellations with their yankee teachers.

yes, it's safe to say i'll love this book. it's also safe to say that if i had a trillion million dollars, i would seek out to own nottoway plantation, and i would sit on my balcony every morning with a cup of coffee and watch the sun rise over the mississippi.

1 comment:

Jenny Moreau said...

Please get married here.