Friday, June 10, 2022

A Quote for Friday

The generations change and love comes back into a people, even into a people that has been raped. Suddenly, one morning, it happens- the atoms shift, the animal life reasserts itself quietly and by some miracle life goes back to what it was meant to be. It happens inside the heart where no one can it. The crucible comes alive again and there is a stirring inside the once-cold ashes. It is lovelessness that is short-term and narrow and destined not to endure because it has nowhere to go. If life is a stream, it is the dam made of rubbish and twigs. It cannot last. It breaks, twig by twig, and the movement begins again because it has to. There is nowhere else for it to go. Life moves.
From Hunters in the Dark, by Lawrence Osborne


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