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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser


Great Expectations

Charles Dickens


"When I was quite a young boy, I got to know what umbleness did, and I took to it. I ate umble pie with an appetite. I stopped at the umble point of my learning, and says I, ‘Hard hard!’ When you offered to teach me Latin, I knew better. ‘People like to be above you,’ says father, ‘keep yourself down.’ I am very umble to the present moment, Master Copperfield, but I’ve got a little power!" - David Copperfield, Dickens

We all have a little power. My kind is careful to let the humans have their ways for their kind, as humans are so clever and empathetic toward their own. That's our way of being...'umble.

I hope you will be, too, Skunkie