Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Soft and warm, like a duvet cover

Sometimes you read something, and you feel your heart rate go up a notch and your mouth hangs open, and the beauty makes you breathless. I had this moment and had to share:

"They met in the space between worlds, where the rule of quotidian concerns - prudence, common sense, customs, cupidity - like the law of gravity, at a distance from the earth's strong  pull, attenuates into airy nothingness, and 
we are let be free to be ourselves; that liberty itself induces love, for who does not long to be secretly released from the cramp of self obsession and the prison of self regard? Somewhere in our being the scent of freedom lingers, like the elusive smell of cut grass from a dream of a lost summer, to the breeze of fresh and endless oceans. The everyday world is at once too carping and too cautious to admit such recollection, although, if we are lucky, it catches us fleetingly, as we ride, or run, or paint, or cook, or make love - or music, wine or stories. Only to the blessed does it return in a single quenching shaft..." 
- Sally Vickers, "Mr. Golightly's Holiday 

  • If you can, read this novel! 


Jo said...

I have written this down onm my Must do list. Hope you are doing well Prixie.

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Wow, thanks for sharing this with us. Must try to find a copy of this novel in the local bookstore. =)

the writer said...

i <3 this.. thanx for the book.. am going to start reading it now! :)

prashant said...

Hope you are doing well
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