3 Apr 2011

a choice.

Suddenly he reached out and pulled a half-burnt stick from the fire. He thrust it at me so that I flinched back.

“What are you doing?” I cried startled and angry. 

“Trying to show you something. The stick, it scared you. it may have even hurt you, if you hadn’t been so quick. But look-in trying to burn you, it’s consuming itself. That is what happens to a heart-“

-Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

5 comments:

  1. And yet it burns, has a craving for it, strange heart, strange fire, soothing burns.
    Nice quote.

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  2. it is a good read, try it out if you can get the book somewhere.

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  3. Wow! Brilliant! Such a power punch in so few words!:-)

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