a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Border Music

"But time is an old lens of amber, and if you look down the barrel of it,  good things get remembered and bad ones left behind.  The good images stay, as if they were suspended in a mason jar, like Jack had said about sunrises one time.  She keeps them there in the jar and sometimes in the late Octobers, especially in the late Octobers, takes them out and looks at them."

I've been reading Border Music by Robert James Waller.  These are not the only good lines in this 246 page book.

Oh, that I could spin a tale as beautifully as he...

7 comments:

Buttons said...

I like that line:) B

Dreaming said...

I am in awe of the mastership of gifted authors who can put words together in an interesting way and paint such lovely pictures from the words.
I'm currently reading "The Book Thief" and Zusak has an interesting way of writing.

Laurel's Quill said...

i was gettin all ready to spin cudos your way...what a gorgeous line. At least you appreciate talent when you see it!!! Cudos to you!

Sue said...

Border music, huh? I think I'll check that one out on my Kindle.

=)

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Flashin' through like the guy they called the Streak! (Look at that, look at that!)

Catchin' up a bit here before the 'Campers' arrive. Rain??? Lucky you...we keep bein' bypassed. What can I say...the soybeans are screamin' from the root up!

I too killed yet another copperhead in the most unlikely place. My mulch. Booger!!!

God bless and take care my friend. I'm geared up for eight days of Camp Grandma! Woohoo!!!

..........streakin' out........

Jeannelle said...

The author is from Cedar Falls, Iowa, not far from where I live. He doesn't live there anymore. I read The Bridges of Madison County.

LindaG said...

You do plenty fine, Gail.
You all have a wonderful evening. ♥

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