Thursday, April 16, 2009

Favorite last lines


Spoiler Alert:

Simply put, I adore this final passage from
Their Eyes Were Watching God
by Zora Neale Hurston. 



"The kiss of his memory made pictures of love and light against the wall. Here was peace. She pulled in her horizon line like a great fish-net. Pulled it from around the waist of the world and draped it over her shoulder. So much life in its meshes. She called her soul to come and see."

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"Zora . . . had a fiery intellect,
an infectious sense of humor,
and 'the gift' as one friend put it,
'of walking into hearts.'

--from The Official Zora Neale Hurston Website 









Image 1: "The Sun" by Natalia Wilms, available from imagekind

2 comments:

Pyzahn said...

I read passages like this of such great beauty and my brain juggles two thoughts:

-Sigh. How lovely.

-Sigh. Why didn't I say that? Or something even close to that?

I've never read Zora. I'll need to change that. Thanks for starting my day with such sweetness.

Hope you're feeling better.

Kathleen said...

P-if you try Their Eyes Were Watching God, know that it's full of dialect that takes a bit to get used to. Soon enough, it all clicks, and the story flows. Let me know what you think of it. We can all learn from Zora--ad from each other. I love your writing. And, thanks, I'm on the mend.

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