Thursday, February 05, 2009

passage from The Sparrow

I've been reading Mary Doria Russell's The Sparrow on my lunch breaks at work. I'm not sure if I'm going to write up a review on this or not, but I came across this passage about love that I really like. There is very much a place for this passage in the novel and it is appropriate to both characters involved.

It's also a beautiful passage in general. The topic is something I've been thinking about a lot lately.

She waited to see if he had more but when he fell silent, she decided to take a shot in the dark. “You know what’s the most terrifying thing about admitting that you’re in love?” she asked him. “You are just naked. You put yourself in harm’s way and you lay down all your defenses. No clothes, no weapons. Nowhere to hide. Completely vulnerable. The only thing that makes it tolerable is to believe the other person loves you back and that you can trust him not to hurt you.”
-pg 179

Regardless. Just wanted to share this one.

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