She was relieved when she had worked out a belief that she wasn’t really shameful, that there was a mystical relation between herself and Carol, so that she was vicariously yet veritably with Kennicott, and had the right to be.
The mystical Om-Om-Om of the dynamos in the electric-light plant behind the mill was louder in the darkness.
For a year Vida loved Carol, longed to and did not pry into the details of her relations with Kennicott, enjoyed her spirit of play as expressed in childish tea-parties, and, with the mystic bond between them forgotten, was healthily vexed by Carol’s assumption that she was a sociological messiah come to save Gopher Prairie.
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She is a mystic who believes enlightenment will come from communing with nature.
She is a mystic who claims to be able to both talk to the dead and see into the future.