The lands beyond Google (Riposte 3)

But the older I get, the more I treasure the sprawling periods of incomprehension, the not knowing, the lands beyond Google, the places in which you must be immersed to comprehend.

– Ta-Nehisi Coates, from “Pardon My French: In Incomprehension and Slow Understanding, Imagination Can Return” (The Atlantic, June 2013)

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After stints as a trial lawyer and a church worker, Peter Stephens has settled in as a Virginia high school English teacher. Peter has read several books and poems. He wrote none of the posts below filed under "Passages." Click the link at the end of each post to see it in the context of the author's original post.