Think You’re Escaping and Run Into Yourself

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Over at The Oyster Review, our very own Rumblr editor Molly McArdle has composed a lovely essay about how rereading old books is a journey back to the past. She writes:

The books I revisited were all fantastical and all had reached me in my late childhood. There is certainly pleasure and escape in them, but I also think they reverberate more strongly than other books I’ve read before and since then, perhaps because of their attention to the impossible, to the female, to different ways of being. I was rereading my own foundational texts. I was reminding me of myself.


Stephanie Bento is a writer, classical cellist, and photographer living in Washington, DC. In her writing, she is interested in exploring the musicality of sound and form, and our connection to time and place. Find out more about her creative work at saudadebelle.com, or say hello/bonjour on Twitter @saudadebelle. More from this author →