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Reflect & Comment

'The World Is Too Much With Us'

The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;—
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!


These lines from the sonnet by William Wordsworth, written in the early 1800s, are startling in their relevance to our social and global experiences during year 2019.


What meaning do these lines from William Wordsworth have for you on this last day of the year?


One chapter in A Wounded Deer Leaps Highest is devoted to a New Year's Eve party.

What  are your reflections on this New Year's Eve party, and the many foods described in the chapter?


What traditions do you have for celebrating the New Year?

How do your celebrations include religious or cultural traditions?

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