Saturday, 5 March 2011

The Gathering - Anne Enright

I haven't read the entire book, but I did manage to read a few excerpts from various blogs and this particular paragraph from the book, is one of the best I've ever read.

“There are so few people given to us to love. I want to tell my daughters this, that each time you fall in love it is important, even at nineteen. Especially at nineteen. And if you can, at nineteen, you can count the people you love on one hand, you will not, at forty, have run out of fingers on the other. There are so few people given to us to love and they all stick.”

Yes...They all stick...

Here is another one -

“There is something wonderful about a death, how everything shuts down, and all the ways you thought were vital are not even vaguely important. Your husband can feed the kids, he can work the new oven, he can find the sausages in the fridge, after all. And his important meeting was not important, not in the slightest.”

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