As I see and hear the various responses to the marathon that is the USA Presidential Election I wonder what that means. I am not an expert on anything, let alone politics. However, we can all recognise, even in some small way, the longings in the hearts and minds of our fellow travelers. As I think on this, my wonder alights on the various North American literary figures who have passed through my hands, eyes, mind and heart. I was drawn to this handsome edition of Walt Whitman‘s ‘Leaves of Grass’ (San Diego: Canterbury Classics, 2015).
The quote countersunk into the back cover reminds us that what can affect you, can affect me and, indeed, so many others.