Thursday, July 26, 2012

Day Two Hundred-Eight: "A Box to Hide In" by James Thurber


WOW!!! This story was amazing. A man searches for a box to hide in. He approaches grocers, his cleaning lady, random people in stores but never finds a way out, a way to be a part of life without having be engaged with it.

He wants to hide away in a box but to be in a box that is still in a room, a part of things. He could hear the world around him, laugh at the things he hears but...all the while, not have to interact with it. He can simply "observe"...he can see and not be seen or hear and not be heard.

But the story ends and he is sad. He can't find a box big enough. There's too much of him. There's too much of everything!

WHAT A STORY! I absolutely loved the voice of the first person narrator of this one. I will be talking about this one for a while!

A link to the story online is here:

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