Line(s) of the Day #ShoelessJoe

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Three years ago at dusk on a sunny evening, when the sky was a robin’s-egg’s blue and the wind was as soft as a day-old chick, I was sitting on the verandah of my farm home in eastern Iowa when a voice very clearly said to me, “If you build it he will come.”

As said by the story’s narrator John Kinsella in the magic realism book Shoeless Joe (1982). W.P. Kinsella’s novel, which wonderfully tells of an Iowa farmer building a farm so as to see the spirits of legendary baseball players, was famously adapted for the 1989 film Field of Dreams.

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14 thoughts on “Line(s) of the Day #ShoelessJoe

    • It’s full of nostalgia and sentimentality. And it’s wonderful for it. I do recommend the book of you haven’t read it. There’s enough different storylines from the film and there’s some very evocative imagery.

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