This post is inspired by:
“Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. . And then one fine morning—
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past”.
Hello friends! Can you believe it is halfway through August already — I cannot. I currently sit in a very hot bedroom taking a break from one of my favorite novels, The Great Gatsby. I picked the book up again because I found it when I was cleaning yesterday, and couldn’t put it down — similar to the first time I picked it up when I was in high school.
I’ve always loved the book, and recommend it to everyone who has not read it yet. An easy read, with many important themes — the book transports you back to the Jazz Era of the 1920s. I thought I’d share one of my favorite quotes, which can be found above, the quote that inspired this post.
In it’s simplicity, the quote talks about optimism for the future, and of course the push for the American Dream — chasing, chasing, and potentially never seeing the result. This final paragraph is perceived as one of the best novel endings of all time. Every time I read and re-read this book, but more importantly the last paragraph, it always means something different to me. I urge those to read it.
Also, it had been a while since I wrote, so I figured I’d post a little something.