Friday, January 18, 2008

he had been looking for her all his life

Friday, January 18, 2008

“But underneath her efficiency and know-it-all sass were wind chimes. Nine rectangles of crystal, rainbowed in the light. Fragile pieces of glass tinkling as long as the breeze was gentle. But in more vigorous weather the thread that held it together would snap. So it would be his duty to keep the climate mild for her, to hold back with his hands if need be thunder, drought and all manner of winterkill, and he would blow with his own lips a gentle enough breeze for her to tinkle in. The birdlike defenselessness he had loved while she slept and saw when she took his hand on the stairs was his to protect. He would have to be alert, feed her with his mouth if he had to, construct a world of steel and down for her to flourish in, for the love thing was already there. He had been looking for her all his life…”

-Toni Morrison, Tar Baby, 1981


5 comments:

Daddo said...

I was not looking but I found my 'baby girl'. :)

Angeli said...

Don't tell me your girlfriend's name is Baby Girl? What kind of name is that? :)

Daddo said...

Her real name is Maruja but she does not like it because it rhymes with
bruha. So she goes by 'baby girl' instead. :)

Angeli said...

did you get her a new broom already - the 2.0 version? :)

Dai Ning Li said...

"baby girl" - it's actually the one written on my friend's birth certificate. ikaw nga yun anj! stamp CERTIFIED =)

 
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