Saturday, December 20, 2008

One Leaf On His Tree

Saturday, December 20, 2008

I am currently reading Toni Morrison's A Mercy (Knopf,
2008). The following passage I am quoting from the book I find really moving:

He had already ruined Florens, since she refused to see that she hankered after a man that had not troubled to tell her goodbye. When Lina tried to enlighten her, saying, "You are one leaf on his tree," Florens shook her head, closed her eyes and replied, "No. I am his tree." A sea change that Lina could only hope was not final. (p. 61)

I was Florens not so long ago. But not anymore.


jacqueline said...

very good thing you are not anymore. and I'm really very happy for you! :)

Angeli said...

thanks jac. i have been enlightened. :)

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