What is Antonia’s Gaze?

Welcome to my new blog, Antonia’s Gaze.   I chose this rather obtuse title for my blog because it references my favorite book, My Antonia, by Willa Cather.   Antonia Shimerda, the protagonist, is a woman with an unbreakable spirit, whose essence is hard for me to entirely describe.  Thus, I defer to this description, which, more artfully explains why this book is so meaningful to me:  http://bookssnob.wordpress.com/2011/02/05/my-antonia-by-willa-cather/.

Keeping in mind the above description, I hereafter will set out to write about my life and it’s goings on, with an eye to the spirit of independence, generosity, and respect for all things wild and beautiful that is embodied by Willa Cather’s writings.

I can’t say, specifically where this blog will go in terms of it’s subject matter, but I can say that I have missed writing and I am happy to again be sharing my observations with the wider world.

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