Their Eyes Were Watching God Chapter 20
Janie stays on the muck for a few weeks and then leaves. Without Tea Cake, it doesn't feel right to stay there.
Janie ends the story that she has been telling Pheoby from the beginning of the novel. Janie tells her that she is fulfilled because she's been to the horizon and back:
"'So Ah'm back home agin and Ah'm satisfied tuh be heah. Ah done been tuh de horizon and back and now Ah kin set heah in mah house and live by comparisons.'" Chapter 20, pg. 182
Pheoby leaves and Janie makes her way upstairs to bed. She feels Tea Cake is still with her.
"Here was peace. She pulled in her horizon like a great fish-net. Pulled it from around the waist of the world and draped it over her shoulder. So much of life in its meshes! She called in her soul to come and see." Chapter 20, pg. 184