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“I can, with one eye squinted, take it all as a blessing.” ― Flannery O'Connor, The Habit of Being

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Flannery O'Connor: my favorite southern writer. "A Good Man is Hard to Find"

Downton Abbey "Episode 3" S1EP3

Downton Abbey's Mary Looking perfect in her riding habit and top hat !

Dear God, I cannot love Thee the way I want to. You are the slim crescent of a moon that I see and my self is the earth’s shadow that keeps me from seeing all the moon. The crescent is very beautiful and perhaps that is all one like I am should or could see; but what I am afraid of, dear God, is that my self shadow will grow so large that it blocks the whole moon, and that I will judge myself by the shadow that is nothing. -- Flannery O'Connor

My Dear God

Years before her novels and short stories earned her recognition as one of midcentury America’s greatest writers, Flannery O’Connor poured her faith—and doubts—into one slim notebook.

Old Country Church, Georgia

Old Country Church - Barnett Church - I actually don't even know if that is the correct name for the church, but the cemetery beside it is named the Barnett Cemetary.

Flannery O'Connor described herself as a "pigeon-toed child with a receding chin and a you-leave-me-alone-or-I'll-bite-you complex. She is known for developing the "grotesque" in Southern Gothic fiction. "Her texts usually take place in the South and revolve around morally flawed characters, while the issue of race often appears in the background." (wiki)

NOM DE PLUMAGE: Flannery O'Connor with one of her trademark peacocks. "The Habit of being," photo by Joe McTyre. Date Created/Published: [taken printed ca.

Tennessee Williams on location for filming of the motion picture adaptation of his play The Night of the Iguana. Mismaloya, Mexico 1963

Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams III (March 1911 – February was an American playwright, author of many stage classics. Here is was on location for filming of the motion picture adaptation of his play The Night of the Iguana.

Mary Jane Russell, photo by Louise Dahl-Wolfe for Harper's Bazaar, 1949 late era vintage fashion style white dress oversized pockets short sleeves belt hat gloves button front collar day dress