“For about a month now we have had solid cold—firm, business-like cold that stalked in and took charge of the countryside as a brisk housewife might take charge of someone else’s kitchen in an emergency.”more info
source: “Cold Weather,” in One Man’s Meat (New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1944), 346.
notes: White wrote this essay in January 1943.
“After some years in the country, during which time I have experienced the satisfactions of working the land, building the soil, and making brown into green, I am beginning to believe that our new world which will open up after the war should be constructed round a repopulated rural America, so that a reasonably large proportion of the population shall participate in the culture of the earth.”more info
source: “A Week in November,” in One Man’s Meat (New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1944), 334.
notes: White wrote this essay in November 1942.
“Beauty is worth saving. An impractical, beautiful dirt road with a shading canopy can nourish a person’s mind and spirit, and people who are fed by the lovely aspects around them enrich the life of any town.”more info