Evocative Literary Lines IV

Today my theme is a bit dark/heavy; the three focus on the clash of psychological and physical despair.

“Sometimes I can feel my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m not living.”

Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

“The heart dies a slow death, shedding each hope like leaves until one day there are none. No hopes. Nothing remains.”

Arthur Golden, Memoirs Of A Geisha

“For a sweet minute, I am healthy, and whole.”

“I sigh, turn from my husband, and pull back the blankets, exposing my
body-skin covering bones-and watch as the moment shatters, falling to pieces at my veined feet.”

Kimberly Wenzler, Both Sides of Love

This book really caught me by surprise. I intended to start reading it after I finished the 2 books I was already ready and a runner up. However, when I got it I started reading the first few pages (as I always do with new books), and I just never stopped until I found I had read the whole book. It reads like the intimate diaries of two very different but real women. I thought it was going to be too romancy for me, but it was less “romance” novel and more about why we love, and the different kinds of love a person experiences in their lifetime

 Share a few heavy lines from literature that have really resignation with you

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