Sips And Great Gulps: Annie Dillard, Walt Whitman And You And Me

“They were not social thinkers, but their friends were. Their summer friends, in particular, harvested facts row on row from newspapers like mice on corncobs. The Maytrees were not always up -to-the-minute. Their city friends envied their peace.” — The Maytrees by Annie Dillard From this hour, freedom!

“From this hour I ordain myself loos’d of limits and imaginary lines, Going where I list, my own master total and absolute…. I inhale great draughts of space: The east and the west are mine, and the north and the south are mine…”– Song of the Open Road, Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman

Cynthia is a retired UU minister. She and Al moved to Door County in 2000. Cynthia preaches, teaches, provided leadership for the construction of the Memorial Garden, and is very interested in interfaith work as one way to make the world a better place. She loves her book groups, poetry group, writing, and making art. The arts, nature, “hiking” groups, friends, communicating with their elected representatives, travel, and heir extended family are their highest priorities.

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