Thursday, June 17, 2010

To Heathcliff

We can be insane together, happily, because if the rest of the world is considered sane, then I desperately want to be insane.


mammy202 said...

I see you're still into Wuthering Heights, Sophia.

Sophia said...

Yes, and I always will be.

Who are you?

Don said...


Somehow the system glitched and used my email password as my name!
I just got through changing my password. Weird.

Anyway, I remember back in 2006 writing to you and you being so interested in it. I never read the book, but you did inspire me to at least read the wiki on it.

Hope your stomach probelms are getting better.

Sophia said...

It's one of the best books ever written.

If you ever feel so inclined, there are free copies of it online as well as free audio book versions.

Don said...

I guess we all have to pick and choose what we do. For instance, I don't read books anymore, just as you don't engage in email discussions, at least with me. It's a rather compicated decision procedure we all go through, determining how we spend our time, and others want us to do what they want us to do. Another life game: control of others.

Bob said...

You might enjoy RD Laing's writings.

Wishing you well.

Diane said...

Wuthering Heights will live on forever! I read the book about 35 years ago and have been in love with the dark, brooding Heathcliff ever since then. What a story!

Sophia said...


Your password was really funny. :)

I haven't had much time to read books lately, like in the past month. But for the past week I've been thinking about joining a book club.

I think if you found the right book, your passion for reading would return. My most recent favorite is Till We Have Faces, by C.S. Lewis. But I also just read a fascinating but somewhat disturbing book called Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. I can't believe all the things I learned from that book.

Sophia said...

Thanks, Bob. If it's about psychology I'd probably like it. I'm always looking for an opportunity to better understand my own mind.

Sophia said...

Diane, I'm always glad to find someone as fascinated with Heathcliff as I am! Have you ever seen any of the movie versions? There are several, but the one with Ralph Fiennes is my favorite. In fact, I am going to see if it's on BluRay, because if it is, I'm going to buy it!

Here is a trailer for it:

Don said...

I read more now than ever, even back when I read books. The only difference is that the reading's now online.

Don said...

Odd how if you're not reading an old timey paper book it's not considered reading.

But then, there are online books nowadays.

Geez - everything's getting so complicated - it's as if the entire Earth is, well, becoming a giant living organism, or the like?

don said...

Or maybe not?

Sophia said...

Don, do you read any books online? There are free books galore, like Project Gutenburg and others, and lots of pdfs, too.

I prefer the actual book to online books and also to electronic gadgets like the Kindle, because nothing beats the smell of a book and the turning and touching of pages. Of course if I don't have the actual book I will try to read it online.

Don said...

I try to read each book Douglas Hofstader comes out with.

My time is spent in online interactions with people rather than reading books.

If I need to find information it's a lot quicker to do an online search than plow through a book.

Maybe someday, after Human Folly III all there will be to read are a few half-burned up books, then I'll have to follow your advice.

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