But I couldn't resist! Maybe as an english specialist I can't go too long before I start making references of mild interest and questionable relevance -- either that or I just want to make this blog as much about the "lit major" as the "(sewing) business".
I'm not writing a whole post only to explain that I'll be slipping allusions into my other posts, of course. I do realize that everybody does it already. (Including my sister-blogger, who has the enviable talent of being able to reference anyone from Wallace Stevens to Red Hot Chili Peppers.) I'm just providing some back-story as to why, from now on, you might see a quote like this in a post that claims to be about sewing:
'Into many a green valley
Drifts the appalling snow;
Time breaks the threaded dances
And the diver's brilliant bow.