The Story of My Life - Study Guide Chapter 22 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 22 Summary

Helen's amusements, when she is not reading, are not very different from those of other young women. She still loves to be outside and to swim. She enjoys canoeing, especially on moonlit nights, and her favorite pastime is sailing.

Helen also speaks of her love for her "tree friends." She feels so close to them that she imagines she can hear their sap flow and see the sunshine on their leaves. "It seems to me, that there is in each of us a capacity to comprehend the impressions and emotions which have been experienced by mankind from the beginning. Each individual has a subconscious memory of the green earth and murmuring waters, and blindness and deafness cannot rob him of this gift from past generations. This inherited capacity is a sort of 6th sense – a soul-sense which sees, feels, hears, all in one."...

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