And so, we’re starting up a new segment here on the Pie Roll: THE CHOPPING BLOCK – a space for us to share some of our favorite material that won’t make its way to the Piehole stage. (Piehole reserves the right to change our minds and use the material anyway.)
For our first installment, check out this letter from Nathaniel Hawthorne to his fiancé Sophia Peabody. Hawthorne was only at Brook Farm for seven months, and left entirely disgruntled and disillusioned with the entire endeavor. But on his first days on the farm he was singing quite a different tune. A small portion of this letter appeared in our April 2013 workshop of Old Paper Houses, but the entire thing is an absolute treat.