The Long Goodbye: A Memoir

"I was a child of atheists, but I had an intuition of God. The days seemed created for our worship. There was grass and flowers and clouds. And then there were the words for these things: mare’s tails and a mackerel sky, daylillies and lady’s slippers and lilicas and hyacinth. There were words even for the weeds: goldenrod and ragweed and Queen Anne’s lace. You could feed yourself on the grandeur of the sounds."

The Long Goodbye: A Memoir, p. 2
By Meghan O’Rourke
Published 2012
Labels: Contemporary, Memoir, Quotes,

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