Thursday, June 12, 2014

Nostalgia

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Nostalgia, as always, had wiped away bad memories and magnified the good ones. No one was safe from its onslaught. Through the train window you could see men sitting in the doorways of their houses, and you only had to look at their faces to know what they were waiting for. Women washing clothes on the gravel beaches watched the train go by with the same hope. They thought every stranger who arrived carrying a briefcase was the man from the United Fruit Company coming back to reestablish the past. 

 ~Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Living to Tell the Tale, 2002

1 comments:

Loree said...

I am planning on reading one of his books this summer. My summer to do list keeps getting longer. I wsh work wouldn't keep getting in the way.i

 
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