Thursday, 1 April 2010

The Enchanted April

Have you read this novel? Oh it is Enchanting. It's uplifting and brimming with life. It gives one hope that things will get better. It's about the strength of female friendships and how we so often wish for someone elses life and all along they're wishing for our life. The passage below doesn't necessarily show this but it reflects how we sometimes feel after a relationship has finished. It struck a note with me when I read it. It took a long time to meet Warmth and find that love. Looking through my books of quotations so many are about relationships ending, or maybe not even getting off the ground but they represent my thoughts and hopes, at that stage in life. And the glory of this book? The bigger picture of although these relationships may end life can still be enchanting whoever we share it with, and sometimes it's the surprises in life which bring the greatest moments of happiness.

'How passionately she longed to be important to somebody again – not important on platforms, not important as an asset in an organisation, but privately important, just to one other person, quite privately, nobody else to know or notice. It didn't seem much to ask in a world so crowded with people, just to have one of them, only one out of all the millions to oneself. Somebody who needed one, who thought of one, who was eager to come to one – oh, oh how dreadfully one wanted to be precious.' Elizabeth von Armin The Enchanted Apri

I have a few more favourite passages to post from this truly enchanting book but this is where I'd like to be sitting reading it now.

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