Sunday, February 27, 2011

love of the land

"The passing of winter and the slow growth of early spring had its usual effect on Jeeter. The warm late February days had kindled in him once more the desire to farm the land...There was an inherited love of the land in Jeeter that all his disastrous experiences with farming had failed to take away."

- From "Tobacco Road" by Erskine Caldwell published in 1932.

The warm weather of the past couple of days has me, like Jeeter, panting for the land. And even though I've never been a farmer, still I pant.

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