Today’s quotes comes from Ursula: A Voyage of Love and Drama by Eileen Naseby.
(If you have no idea what this segement is about, read this post.)
“And so it goes, backwards and forwards. Little drops of poison seeping into the heat of the day until the air is humid with hurt and blame.”
“He looks down at me and steps back. He brushes down the place where my hand was pressed, as if my fingers contained something sticky.”
“Ursula has never heard of Sandhurst but she can tell the name means a lot to Tony from the way he gives his neck a little twist upwards, as if to make himself taller when he says the word. “
Why do I like them?
The first does a wonderful job of describing those acidic arguments between family members, where every hurt is brought back up through thinly veiled comments. And isn’t the wording beautiful?
The second makes me sad, for the enthusiastic child that this man is brushing off. Without saying so, this quote makes it clear that the man is not fond of children. It also makes me question whether I like him.
The third I love because I can see this action perfectly in my mind. It captures pride so well, yet I never would have thought to portray the emotion like this myself.
What do you think of these snippets? Like them? Hate them? Indifferent?