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May 30, 2014
May 8, 2014
Mary Ann Evans, better known as English author George Eliot, was not a mother. In fact, she spent much of her highly unconventional life with a married man, inviting scandal and ostracization. Instead of raising a family, she devoted her life to the written word.
That did not stop her from making startlingly accurate observations about motherhood, especially as relates to mothers and sons. This may have been because girls were less likely to roam far from their birthplace, and therefore their mothers did not tend to suffer the pangs of longing caused by sons that left for college or abroad. Nevertheless, Eliot's poignant musings on the maternal instinct and a mother's love would still prove familiar to most moms today.
Many of her remarks involve the sweetness of babies and small children in their mothers' arms or on her knee. Others note that once a woman becomes a mother, she will remain so until she dies. Eliot's observations are not always warm or cheerful, however. She writes, for instance, that while women necessarily live for their children while they are young, they must begin to live again for themselves once their children grow up.
Overall, this author's ability to remark upon a facet of human nature she never experienced proves her the powerful observer of humanity critics have believed her to be for more than a century.
August 27, 2013
August 13, 2013
"I wanted freedom, open air, adventure. I found it at sea." - Alain Gerbaul
"A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken"July 30, 2013
"A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken" - James Dent
July 16, 2013
It isn't that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better.
- Sir Francis Drake
July 4, 2013
"Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom" - Albert Einstein
June 25, 2013
"A Sailor is an Artist Whose Medium is the Wind" - Webb Chiles
June 18, 2013
"There is nothing, absolutely nothing, half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats" - Kenneth GrahameMay 25, 2013
Image by Capshore Photography
Happy Memorial Day weekend! If you're ashore on Nantucket this weekend swing by the Nantucket Brand store at 10 Federal Street