Amish Diaries

“I’ve never come across a single emotion expressed in the many, many that I’ve read,” he said. “And there is very limited contact revealed with the outside world. You do see mentions of local happenings that would send ripples through a whole county: barn fires, wagons being struck by trains, the floodwaters along a creek that rose so high a doctor couldn’t get his buggy through to treat a sick baby and the family had to muddle along without him. You can sometimes read emotional content into the dramas. But nowhere does it explicitly say ‘I was terrified,’ or ‘I was crying.’ ”

New York Times link


Jeane said...

really interesting

Jen Bradford said...

I'd love to see them. I wish they'd shown some handwriting.