And So It Begins…

January 1, 2010 @ 8:43 pm | Filed under:

“For some weeks now I have been engaged in dispersing the contents of this apartment, trying to persuade hundreds of inanimate objects to scatter and leave me alone. It is not a simple matter.”

—”Good-bye to Forty-eighth Street,”
Essays of E. B. White, page one

Can you say, ‘had me at hello’?


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  1. Penny in VT says:

    lol I totally thought you were pregnant with that post title!

    Good luck with the decluttering… and anything else…

    lol 🙂

  2. MelanieB says:

    resisting the urge to add another book to my tbr pile… no I will not look to see if my library has a copy. I won’t.

  3. Kat with a K says:

    Okay, this prompted me to pull out my copy (which I think is actually my father’s copy that I shamelessly stole at some point). I think I’ll join you.

  4. Melissa Wiley says:

    Penny, LOL, I just meant another year of book gluttony. I got the book of White essays for Christmas, thanks to my shameless hinting here on the blog… 🙂

  5. Penny in VT says:

    I don’t blame you for hinting – it looks fantastic. I’m trying to track a copy down right now through interlibrary loan!

  6. Ellie says:

    Oh, dear this quote has me giggling.

  7. Yvonne says:

    Oh, don’t you just love him? I’m hopelessly smitten. Read whole paragraphs aloud as I do, some children will gather around, others will raise their eyebrows, shake their heads, and walk away slowly, backward.