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Friday, September 25, 2009

Quotable: A Sweet Far Thing


Ha! I thought to start a series of posts of quotes that jump out at me as I'm reading. Maybe the other divas will play, too!

Right now, I'm zooming through A Sweet Far Thing for the second time to prepare for October, and here's what hit my heart:

"Absence is a curious thing. When friends are absent they seem to loom ever larger, till the lack of them is all one can feel. Now that Ann has left, the room is too big. Try as I might, I cannot fill the space that remains."

I missing my daughter at college!

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Dia Calhoun said...

Absence of loved ones is a space in the heart. Longing is a space in the heart, too.

Erin said...

Wow. That quote really nails it.

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