I mentioned this work by Stephen Vincent Benet in my last blog. Thought some of you might want to order it, if you haven’t already got it in your library. I haven’t read it in a long time. Have you? I need to go back and re-read, but there are so many books, so little time.

I just got it down of the shelf and guess what? I studied it in school.I was right when I said it had been a long time. I remember the fatalistic ending, don’t you? It goes like this: “If you at last must have a word to say, say neither, in their way, ‘It is a deadly magic and accursed,’ nor ‘It is blest’, but only ‘It is here’.”