Dunces

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dress: Madewell | hat: Jackie’s | bathing suit: Target | anklet: a gift from Utah

The week was spent in Harwich Port, Cape Cod. Our place was 5 houses down from the private beach. The walk consisted of hydrangeas, impractical but cute wooden fences, sandy edges, and the sound of ocean waves. I had gone to Chatham yesterday to shop, and purchased this hat at a store called Jackie’s for only $12. Solid deal even though it’s a little big for my head, and isn’t the best accessory to wear to the beach on a windy day like today, it flew away many many times.

I read a chapter of my book, A Confederacy of Dunces, each day on the beach. I’ve made a pact with myself to continue this trend until the book is completed. We will see how it goes. Anyhow, the book is wildly unnecessary, which makes it necessary in my view, and I collected a few quotes from it that I’d like to share.

They are all simply ridiculous keep in mind, but crazy is an important part of ones character.

“‘You better say a little Hail Mary for me honey.’ ‘Oh, my God,’ Ignatius muttered. ‘I think it’s wonderful you praying, babe. I been wondering what you do locked up in there all the time.’ ‘Please go away!’ Ignatius screamed. ‘You’re shattering my religious ecstacy'” (Toole, 30).

“In my private apocalypse he will be impaled upon his own nightstick. Anyway, it is inconceivable that I should get a job. I am very busy with my work at the moment, and I feel that I am entering a very fecund stage. Perhaps the accident jarred and loosened my thought. At any rate, I accomplished a great deal today” (Toole, 49).

— He accomplished writing a single paragraph by the way, so awesome —

“At the height of the demonstration I dumped all of the old papers – ungraded, of course- out of the window and right onto the students’ heads. The college was too small to accept this act of defiance against the abyss of contemporary academia” (Toole, 52).

None of these quotes have anything to do with my fashion post. But I feel like they are totally amazing anyway.

I will miss this beach. I sat on its cold sands the other night and watched the moonlight sparkle the sea. I wondered what it would be like to sleep among the shores every night and fall asleep to the beats of the waters. Perhaps someday.

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