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Teach your children
What we have taught our children---
That the earth is our mother.
Whatever befalls the earth
Befalls the sons and daughters of the earth.
If men spit upon the ground,
They spit upon themselves.

This we know.
The earth does not belong to us;
We belong to the earth.
This we know.
All things are connected
Like the blood which unites one family.
All things are connected.

Whatever befalls the earth
Befalls the sons and daughters of the earth.
We did not weave the web of life;
We are merely a strand in it.
Whatever we do to the web,
We do to ourselves….

Hi there,
I reviewed "Hot Date" over on it!!
Hi Amy! Thanks for being my LibraryThing friend. :)

When I read ETHEN FROME BY Edith Wharton I was perplexed for months. I knew there was a message in there somewhere, but WHAT was Wharton saying? After months of pondering this question, it finally came to me. I perceive this as a statement on marriage, a not uncommon theme of the time it was written. As I see it, both couples are happy as they are courting. Zina is talkative and makes Ethan happy...until after they are married. Ethan and Mattie enjoy flirtations that lead to hopes and dreams of a good life if they can get away from their confining, present existence. But when they try to leave this existence, it all ends in tragedy. Worse than that, Mattie becomes a burden just like Zina, only worse. And poor crippled Ethan's misery is multiplied as he must care for two ailing women, with no one to give him any comfort at all.

Ethan was happy with either woman until they tried to solidify their relationship into marriage. Then everything winds up with tragedy and heartbreak. If you'll excuse my weak exclamation, it's all just awful. But I love the book for it's splendid descriptions of nature and crystal cold and snowy nights. I thinks it's just amazing.

Hope this may give you some insight. I don't know if there is anyone else who sees the book as I do, but, it's something to think about if you want to.
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