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I have been reading Sanderson’s Words of Radiance where the wind is important to the story.  

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So in that land of dirt and soil, our hero stopped the storm itself.  And while the rain came down like tears, our Fleet refused to end this race.  His body dead, but not his will, within those winds his soul did rise.

It flew upon the day’s last song, to win the race and claim the dawn.  Past the sea and past the waves, our Fleet no longer lost his breath.  Forever strong, forever fast, forever free to race the wind.

Other thoughts about wind.
Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame!

William Butler Yeats

What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives?

E. M. Forster

Men do change, and change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes like the stealthy perfume of wildflowers hidden in the grass.

John Steinbeck

The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach.

Henry Beston

Strange things blow in through my window on the wings of the night wind and I don't worry about my destiny.

Carl Sandburg

The autumn wind is a pirate. Blustering in from sea with a rollicking song he sweeps along swaggering boisterously. His face is weather beaten, he wears a hooded sash with a silver hat about his head... The autumn wind is a Raider, pillaging just for fun.

Steve Sabol

The above quotations are from Brainy Quotes

In summer time, the wind is warm and brings the scent of new mown grass or hay.  In the middle of the night it rattles the leaves on the trees or the corn in the garden.  It brings relief from the heat.

I admit to feeling nostalgia this week. Hubby and I were married 48 years ago, today.  Where did the time go?

The 60’s, as Dickens would say, were the best of times, the worst of times, but they were my time.

Bob Dylan’s song is still important as are so many other folk songs of that time.

Blowin’ in the Wind

How many roads must a man walk down,
Before you call him a man?
How many seas must a white dove fly,
Before she sleeps in the sand?
And how many times must a cannon ball fly,
Before they're forever banned?

The answer my friend is blowing in the wind,
The answer is blowing in the wind.

How many years can a mountain exist,
Before it is washed to the sea?
How many years can some people exist,
Before they're allowed to be free?
And how many times can a man turn his head,
And pretend that he just doesn't see?

The answer my friend is blowing in the wind,
The answer is blowing in the wind.

How many times must a man look up,
Before he sees the sky?
And how many ears must one man have,
Before he can hear people cry?
And how many deaths will it take till we know,
That too many people have died?

The answer my friend is blowing in the wind,
The answer is blowing in the wind.

The answer my friend is blowing in the wind,
The answer is blowing in the wind.

Bob Dylan

Peter, Paul and Mary sing it here:

Early Morning Rain (another favorite by Peter, Paul, and Mary)

Time passes so fast.

Le Carre’s The Spy who Came in from the Cold was published in 1964.  To Kill a Mockingbird was 1961.  Up the Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman was 1965.

Good reads has the favorites of the 1960’s here: (over 600 on the list)

A few of my favorites are:

The Outsiders by Hinton

A Wrinkle in Time by L’Engle

A Wizard of Earthsea by LeGuin

The Chosen and The Promise by Potok

The Last Unicorn by Beagle

Dragonflight by McCaffrey

The Chronicles of Prydain by Alexander

What are your favorite 60’s songs or books?

If you are going it NN14, don’t miss this:

The Detroit Institute of Arts, located in Midtown Detroit, Michigan, has one of the largest, most significant art collections in the United States.

Address: 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202
Opened: October 7, 1927

Monday    Closed
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Wednesday    9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday    9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday    9:00 am – 10:00 pm
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Sunday    10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Phone: (313) 833-7900


The museum contains 100 galleries of art from around the world. Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry cycle of frescoes span the upper and lower levels to surround the central grand marble court of the museum. The armor collection of William Randolph Hearst lines the main hall entry way to the grand court. The collection of American art at the DIA is one of the most impressive, and officials at the DIA have ranked the American paintings collection third among museums in the United States.

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Please send books that are in good condition.

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Sara says:


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Also republished by Progressive Friends of the Library Newsletter.


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