Thursday, August 23, 2012

Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry

Just finished this quiet little interesting book. Books are like food to me. Some of them are sweet like a cupcake, some are complex mixture of taste, texture, and temperature like pickled ox tongue, and then some are like rice and fish....I cannot believe I've lived so long without reading this book even though I'd heard of Wendell Berry several years ago and remember making a mental note of picking up some of his work sometime. Sometime. Wendell Berry gives us a very good sense of how that 'sometime' doesn't need to be rushed nor should it be set aside. His Jayber Crow is a study in patience and the joy in waiting. “The mercy of the world is you don't know what's going to happen.” ― Wendell Berry, Jayber Crow: A Novel