Their Eyes Were Watching God - Chap. 7&8
"Then one day she sat and watched the shadow of herself going about tending store and prostrating itself before Jody, whle all the time she herself sat under a shady tree with the wind blowing through her hair and her clothes. Somebody near about making summertime out of lonesomeness."
I thought this quote was interesting because it shows the way in which Janie was able to endure Jody's insults and rules throughout the marriage. She was still felt very lonesome, as one can see from the second sentence, but she found a way of comforting herself and forgetting or relieving some of that loneliness. She went back to her view of love a child, that nature shows the true beauty of love. Janie let her "self" bask in the love of nature during the days, while her body merely went about everyday work in the store. By elevating her mind to another place, one without the heartache and loneliness she truly felt, Janie was able to live with Joe as her husband until his death.