Do places remind you of stories and books you have read?

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Do places remind you of stories and books you have read? My driveway this morning brought to mind Eudora Welty’s wonderful story, A Worn Path.

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  1. All the time! For example, I often think of The Secret Garden when I encounter a friendly robin while I’m gardening in my backyard.

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  2. My favorite Welty short story!! Love Old Phoenix. Yes, this reminds me of her path!

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  3. We were at Biltmore last week and it made us think of the Serafina books. We haven’t read them yet, but got them and debated reading them before or after and chose after.

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  4. Watching the golf tournament today in Ireland reminded me of Maeve Binchy’s description of the moors in her books.

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  5. Beautiful path and I LOVE Eudora Welty’s work. She also has a book of photos that she took that is very interesting. Country Churchyards is the title.

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  6. I’d never heard of “A Worn Path” before, but I just added it to my want-to-read list! Thanks! I love the idea of finding literary allusions in our everyday life. 🙂

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  7. Each morning, I enjoy reading & journaling in this park near our home in central IN. I’ve dubbed it “The Limberlost,” inspired by Gene Stratton-Porter’s novels. I thought we could use a reminder that the summer heat won’t reeeeally last forever! 😲

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  8. Happens to me often! I wonder,
    “Is this from a dream or a book?”
    Maybe both! 😄

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  9. I went to a party and the view from the house reminded me and someone else of the girl wth the dragon tattoo…

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  10. Yes, fairly often and with scenes from many different books.

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  11. Yes; Places do put books and poems in my mind.

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  12. I just read that story for the first time last night. Exquisite writing.

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  13. My grandmother had an old wardrobe in Mexico and every summer I could be found reading in it with a flash light. Ever so often I would knock on the back hoping it wasn’t there. I have yet to make it to Narnia.

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  14. Driving through the summer meadows of Montana’s Gravelly Mountains, takes me back to earlier days reading Heidi.

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  15. Even though I don’t “know” anyone of you, I feel I’m among friends and enjoy this awesome group. Thank you for sharing!

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  16. Love Eudora Welty’s stories.

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  17. It reminds me of Anne of Green Gables

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  18. It’s a great picture. Looks very relaxing. Bring a chair and book and a drink.

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  19. I really like Eudora Welty, and A Worn Path.

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  20. A glorious short story-

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  21. Loved that anthology of her stories and that’s one of my favorites, Miss Eudora was a great writer…also, “Why I live at the P.O.”…..so funny

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  22. Every time I go on country roads, when I feel the smell of wet leaves after the rain, or when I see grass on the side of the roads, I remember the novels of Jane Austen or of Brontë sisters.

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  23. Here’s some crazy synchronicity: I had never heard of Eudory Welty before this post. I just added her to my to-read list, and then, last night I was reading “Books for Living” by Will Schwalbe and come across this paragraph: “But the writers influenced by Green include Sebastian Faulks…., Eudora Welty, and Anthony Burgess.” I swear, everytime I learn a new thing, that thing shows up everywhere. Imagine all the things people are missing by not reading! Thanks for introducing me to a new author!

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