Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Off to see my own Marianne!

Stories of pious children tend to be false. This may be because they are told by adults, who see virtue where their subjects would see only a practical course of action; or maybe because such stories are written to edify and what is written to edify usually ends by amusing. For my part, I have never cared to read about little boys who build alters and play they are priests, or about little girls who dress up as nuns, or about those pious Protestant children who lack this equipment but brighten the corners where they are.” –Flannery O’Connor, beginning of Introduction to A Memoir of Mary Ann

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