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“What young people didn’t know, she thought, lying down beside this man, his hand on her shoulder, her arm; oh, what young people did not know. They did not know that lumpy, aged, and wrinkled bodies were as needy as their own young, firm ones, that love was not to be tossed away carelessly, as if it were a tart on a platter with others that got passed around again. No, if love was available, one chose it, or didn’t choose it. And if her platter had been full with the goodness of Henry and she had found it burdensome, had flicked it off crumbs at a time, it was because she had not known what one should know: that day after day was unconsciously squandered . . . It baffled her, the world. She did not want to leave it yet.”

Olive Kittredge, Elizabeth Strout

From Sunday’s book club. So good. We all loved it. We all loved the world a bit more.

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Written by ditheringmiss

September 13, 2009 at 10:24 pm

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