Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Coming a Long Way by Water
Excerpt from There is something about coming a long way by water
by Erin Bow
...So there is something about coming
a long way by water. It is like
declining a gravestone, choosing
not to have children. It is like giving up
everything you own, stripping down to one dress
made sturdily. It is like the bit of wood
that hardens in the fire, the heart of Joan of Arc,
that would not burn.
Read the rest here.
Only tangentially related, but here it is even so: the Joan of Arc art page