Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Virginia Woolf - a Sailing Allusion

The Diary Volume 3 - Wednesday 24 March 1926

"To upset everything every 3 or 4 years is my notion of a happy life. Always to be tacking to get into the eye of the wind." I like the yatching allusion here, reminds me of To the Lighthouse. She had obviously messed about in boats at some time, probably at St Ives. Tacking into the wind gives the picture of someone who will take things as they come and not flinch from change. This was a radical position for a young Victorian lady to take.

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