Monday, July 26, 2010

She was waiting, yes, but then what?

Monday, July 26, 2010

“…I’ll wait for you. Come back. The words were not meaningless, but they didn’t touch him now. It was clear enough—one person waiting for another was like an arithmetical sum, and just as empty of emotion. Waiting. Simply one person doing nothing, over time, while another approached. Waiting was a heavy word. He felt it pressing down, heavy as a greatcoat. Everyone in the cellar was waiting, everyone on the beach. She was waiting, yes, but then what? He tried to make her voice say the words, but it was his own he heard, just below the tread of his heart. He could not even form her face. He forced his thoughts toward the new situation, the one that was supposed to make him happy. The intricacies were lost to him, the urgency had died.”

~ Ian McEwan, Atonement, 2001

2 comments:

Loree said...

I enjoyed the book but have not got round to seeing the movie yet. Most times the movie is nothing like the book that is why I have held back for so long.

Angeli said...

Hi Loree. In the case of Atonement, in most parts, the movie remained faithful to the book. And both are great. :)

 
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