Reflection 7.17.15

“Maybe it’s like Casy says. A fellow ain’t got a soul of his own, just a little piece of a big soul, the one big soul that belongs to everybody; then…”

“Then what, Tom?”

“Then it don’t matter. I’ll be all around in the dark–I’ll be everywhere. Wherever you can look–wherever there’s a fight so hungry people can eat, I’ll be there. Wherever there’s a cop beatin’ up a guy, I’ll be there. I’ll be in the way guys yell when they’re mad. I’ll be in the way kids laugh when they’re hungry and they know supper’s ready, and when the people are eatin’ the stuff they raise and livin’ in the houses they build–I’ll be there, too.”

~John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

One Response to Reflection 7.17.15

  1. What a passage from a great book. Every generation experiences the good and the bad in life. So, writers like Steinbeck help us to stay on level grounds, to remember our Creator, and the wisdom of accepting that it is He–‘and not we ourselves’–who controls both..

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