Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Humble Delights

"All I ask for are humble delights. A mystery novel in bed, the smell of Clare's long red-gold hair damp from washing, a postcard from a friend on vacation, cream dispersing into coffee, the softness of the skin under Clare's breasts, the symmetry of grocery bags sitting on the kitchen counter waiting to be unpacked. I love meandering through the stacks at the library after the patrons have gone home, lightly touching the spines of the books. These are the things that can pierce me with longing..."

-pg 1x-x



i picked this passage from the beginning of the novel today, because isn't life best when it's always about the simple pleasures?



*pics via emdot's flickr & restart my heart.

3 comments:

orsoifeel said...

this hooked me immediately... the writer has such a way... goosebumps throughout with her ability to make me feel like i was there and it was me...

Farah said...

*sigh* it sounds wonderful...

ani_aset said...

thanks so much for the extract..:)
P.S:Please remove word verification and just use moderation :(

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