Monday, June 25, 2012

the last dream of my soul

Monday, June 25, 2012

I wish you to know that you have been the last dream of my soul…. Since I knew you, I have been troubled by a remorse that I thought would never reproach me again, and have heard whispers from old voices impelling me upward, that I thought were silent for ever. I have had unformed ideas of striving afresh, beginning anew, shaking off sloth and sensuality, and fighting out the abandoned fight. A dream, all a dream, that ends in nothing, and leaves the sleeper where he lay down, but I wish you to know that you inspired it.

~ Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities, 1859


Loree said...

It must feel wonderful to inspire a dream. Dickens had a wonderful way with words.

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