“All those words, and the pleasure they had provided for people over the years: escape, entertainment, education…he had changed minds (12).”
p 16 “Despite its name, the Korean Demilitarized Zone – or DMZ – is the most heavily militarized border in the world.” For the past decade – it is true! – I have been out of tune with myself in ways only known to my Self. I am the piano in need of tuning where…
p 168 “She never learned to value those things that white people valued. The greatest pride of the Kiowa was to do without, to make use of anything at hand…the baseline of human life was courage.”
“It’s an interesting choice, to breed an animal that can’t reproduce itself. Must make it challenging.”
“On a day such as today, the widows and the grieving mother were expected to keep their black weeds and pale faces in their shuttered homes…No parade of victory or peace ever included the biers of the dead” (302).
“It was five to six in the morning when Ove and the cat met for the first time. The cat instantly disliked Ove exceedingly. The feeling was very much reciprocated” (5).
It is because of a confluence to two seemingly unrelated events that I am writing this post. #ONE During the PBS Evening News, this 3-minute video appeared featuring author Jennifer Weiner. An author about who I know (or knew) nothing – not her name, her writing, or anything else you would expect this librarian to know.…