'Ff'lo (fflo) wrote,

the member of the wedding

when i was something like 16 starnes told me, on the side and in response to my query, how it was she could tell that i 'got' the novel more than the other students. i'd liked the idea, of course, but i'd assumed it was bullshit. what could she mean by that; how could she know, based on my few mutterings about it (written or spoken, i recall not, now).

she said it was the thing about the thumb.

i suppose now i don't think any work boils down to one thing---not a good work, anyway---and i'm also suspicious that her conspiratorial thing might've had intentions beyond the scope of that discussion of the book. potentially kind or even wise ones, but, well, still, i undercut it on that level, too.

but the thing about the thumb, and that the thing about the thumb is significant, has stayed with me. and it is a theme i know inside and out. whether that was true before the taking aside, i can only guess, but i suppose there's a good chance it was. i'd picked it out for comment, apparently.

carson mccullers had a rough life.

not that that's here or there. but 'strue.

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.