By Fiona Foden
A humorous, touching tale approximately existence alterations, friendship and primary love. Josie has lived on her boat, Promise, her complete existence. She reveals it more uncomplicated to stroll on deck than she does to stroll on land. yet Promise has been condemned, and in flip, Josie is condemned to survive dry land. Then she meets Leon, a boy from her neighbourhood...
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Evangelical ‘Awakenings’ in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries drew the United States’ female majority of active parishioners – whom 28 Stacey J. Oliker ministers now charged with the cultivation of husbands’ and children’s moral goodness and psychological comfort – into friendly communions of spiritual self-consciousness and feeling (Welter, 1974). ‘I do not believe that men can ever feel so pure an enthusiasm for women as we can feel for one another’, Catherine Sedgwick recorded in her diary in 1834 after meeting Fanny Kemble, ‘ours is nearer to the love of angels’ (Cott, 1977, p.
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Data on the private behaviour and states of mind of unillustrious historical actors are always scarce, however. Much of the evidence still lies in 20 Stacey J. Oliker the letters of the highly educated and in religious and philosophical tracts on private life. For this reason, I consider my analysis of the historic dynamics of intimacy to be a speculative project. None the less, imaginative social history has given me more confidence than ever to speculate. Individualism and modernity One might define ‘intimacy’ as extensive familiarity with another and the emotions, affects, interactions, and moral possibilities that accompany this knowledge.
A Kiss, a Dare and a Boat Called Promise by Fiona Foden