“Men are free when they belong to a living, organic, believing community, active in fulfilling some unfulfilled, perhaps unrealized purpose.”

— D. H. Lawrence

[F]or a long time, Lawrence moved about because he was continually looking for a place where he might conceivably establish that ideal community, Rananim, as it was to be called, for which he yearned over many years, that pre-Jeffersonian community of congenial and creative and co-operative persons (many were called but few chose) who would make their own society, outside the destructive pressures of society at large.

— A D. H. Lawrence Miscellany. Contributors: Harry T. Moore – editor, D. H. Lawrence – author. Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press.  Carbondale, IL.  1959. Page Number: 293.

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