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Tuesday, January 23, 2024

You must not try to make love definite. It is the divine accident of life.

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Sherwood Anderson

Sherwood Anderson is an author widely recognized for his stirring and sometimes stark portrayal of life in the American Midwest. His 1919 collection of short stories, “Winesburg, Ohio: A Group of Tales of Ohio Small-Town Life,'' includes the tragic story of Elizabeth Willard, a woman who has been disappointed by her marriage and her life in Winesburg. Elizabeth’s friend Doctor Reefy speaks these poignant words as he tries to comfort her. Though this quote was written more than 100 years ago, it still rings true, reminding readers that love is a mysterious and capricious force, more powerful than our plans. Rather than try to control the uncontrollable, we should open our hearts and be thankful when our lives are touched by love. 

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