November 14th, 2005

reading/writing, books

Susan Minot

A snippet from the wonderful short story I just read:
It's always seemed odd to me, and wrong, that the lights far away are the ones which sparkle most quickly, flickering, like the currents of the heart, the distant tremblings felt more urgently sometimes than the ones near at hand.
-- Susan Minot, "Sparks," Lust & Other Stories
The last two paragraphs are wonderful, as well, but only if you've read the rest of the story.
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