Tuesday, November 29, 2011

"Handle With Care"

This is a beautiful excerpt from a book I'm currently reading: "Handle With Care" by Jodi Picoult.

"Things break all the time. Glass, and dishes, and fingernails. Cars and contracts and potato chips. You can break a record, a horse, a dollar. You can break the ice. There are coffee breaks and lunch breaks and prison breaks. Day breaks, waves break, voices break. Chains can be broken. So can silence, and fever....

...Promises break.
Hearts break."


Anonymous said...

Clever and so true!!!

France said...

This book, without giving away the specific plot details, is all about the lies we find ourselves telling, the people we find ourselves changing into in order to protect those we love, what and who we are willing to sacrafice and the pain and necessity of it all... but also to protect our belief... that we have done all we can do, that we have been the best we can for those that we love and in the end, really cannot help or save. And that is more about saving ourselves than anyone else.