Sunday, January 29, 2012

not just once in a summer

Sunday, January 29, 2012

...It took me several years to figure out that on that July night were were actually experiencing the gladness some people feel every day, not just once in a summer. I saw how it was with other people, because I watched the children in church, running to their mothers after Sunday school. I saw it every Sunday, week after week, year after year. The mothers swept their children off their feet and kissed them on their cheeks, and both mother and child laughed. They didn't need to say words because they had this gladness inside, just the same as if for a few minutes they all had a splat of ice cream dripping down into their mouths, and it's the hottest day on earth...

~ Jane Hamilton, The Book of Ruth, 1988


Loree said...

what a wonderful piece of writing.

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