A beautiful image of the power of surrender, by Ron Hamad

Friday, September 12, 2008

Only the rereading counts ...

Here is a passage from the beautiful novel "Divisadero" by Michael Ondaatje. Thanks Carolyn Krause for the recommendation.  This rocked my world this morning.

"Only the rereading counts, Nabokov said .... For we live with those retrievals from childhood that coalesce and echo throughout our lives, the way shattered pieces of glass in a kaleidoscope reappear in new forms and are songlike in their refrains and rhymes, making up a single monologue. We live permanently in the recurrence of our own stories, whatever story we tell."

Have you reread a book lately? Or your own life? Take time where there doesn't appear to be any. You will be rewarded.

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