...the first glance to see how many pages there are, the second to see how it ends, the breathless first reading, the slow lingering over each phrase and each word, the taking possession, the absorbing of them one by one, and finally the choosing of the one that will be carried in one's thoughts all day... -- Edith Wharton
March 24, 2012
I'm in the middle, myself, because I only decided at the last minute to re-read The Nine Tailors , a Lord Peter Wimsey mystery by Dorothy L. Sayers, with the Cornflower Book Group. I'm enjoying almost everything about it, as I almost always do with these books, but what I like best is how Sayers works the church bells, and bell ringing, into almost every aspect of the book. The language of bell ringing is almost incomprehensible to me, but it still (or maybe it's because of that?) seems like poetry.
Following a hint from one of Karen's commenters, I found this YouTube video that does a wonderful job of beginning to explain how it works. I love the comment near the end about the bell ringers standing in a circle, dancing with each other.