Friday, August 24, 2007

Flushed and Rushed

When was the last time you came across a phrase about the mysteries of love which you can completely relate to?

I ask because I reread the book The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman and there were a couple of lines there that really struck me. Here's the first one:

"Being in love was like China: you knew it was there, and no doubt it was very interesting, and some people went there, but I never would. I'd spend all my life without ever going to China, but it wouldn't matter, because there was the rest of the world to visit... (but) I thought: I want to go to China."

And on first being aware of love:
"She felt as if she had been handed the key to a great house she hadn't known was there, a house that was somehow inside her, and as she turned the key, she felt other doors opening deep in the darkness, and lights coming on."

Me? I want to go to China and I want to find the house that would feel like home. If I could only be so lucky.

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