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Henry James- 4/29/1875- Quote Day


She feels in italics and thinks in CAPITALS. – Henry James

April 29, 1875: Henry James’ Transatlantic Sketches was published 140 years ago today. Nothing if not prolific, the writer also published a novel and a collection of short stories in the same year. (




Today marks the beginning of the Year of ’46. She expresses herself with such tender raw strength. Fingertips flying, beating words into wings, this stretching, unfurling, unfolding, leaning in to take flight.  She’s still falling forward, shedding the night. She’s curious, she’s cautious, all daring, undaunted. She feels. She THINKS. And she Feeds her Own Mind. 


#for Reticent Mental Property. Image of Young Henry Jame courtesy of the web.

8 comments on “Henry James- 4/29/1875- Quote Day

  1. The Muscleheaded Blog
    April 30, 2015

    Ret: It sounds like he knew you somehow….. 🙂


  2. thruthemist
    April 30, 2015

    I agree with MHB…..I think you have passes this way before. This is lovely Ret.


  3. Jen
    April 30, 2015

    Sometimes you get the pleasure of reading something that actually speaks to you.
    Thank you for that.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. distantshipsmoke
    May 1, 2015

    And I’m sure she makes love in BOLD.

    Liked by 1 person

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