early dreams

Nikon D750 f/7.1 1/400s 85mm 1250 ISO

“Why should you care so much for Christminster?” she said, pensively. “Christminster cares nothing for you, poor dear!”

“Well, I do; I can’t help it. I love the place–although I know how it hates all men like me–the so-called Self-taught–how it scorns our labored acquisitions, when it should be the first to respect them; how it sneers at our false quantities and mispronunciations, when it should say, I see you want help, my poor friend!. . . Nevertheless, it is the centre of the universe to me, because of my early dream: and nothing can alter it. Perhaps it will soon wake up, and be generous. I pray so! . . . I should like to go back to live there–perhaps to die there! … ~Thomas Hardy (Jude the Obscure)

2 thoughts on “early dreams

  1. I really like this photo, Brenda. It says ‘walking into the future, unknown, with only the minimum.’ Ready to take it on; whatever ‘it’ may be. Whew. I hope 2019 is a spectacular year.

    1. It is great to fine a shared perspective… Thank you, Loisajay, for joining me through 2018. Am looking forward to your 2019 posts.

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