Sunday, January 17, 2010

still chewing on this one

(i occasionally get into these crazy reading modes. book consuming modes is more like it. which is where i've been lately. so please pardon the glut of other people's words.)

"Every now and then we enter the presence of the numinous and deduce for an instant how we're formed, in what detail the force that infuses every petal might specifically run through us, wishing only to lure us into our full potential. Usually, the closest we get is when we love, or when some beloved beams back, which can galvanize you like steel and make resilient what had heretofore only been soft flesh." --from Lit by Mary Karr

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

What is this? I do not know this Mary Karr of whom you speak-- or of whom you quote-- and I do like what it is I have read (have been reading-- more like skimming-- the atrocious writing that is _The Help_ and am wishing/wanting/longing for Good Writing). Who is she? What is Lit?