tag : bright yellow-green apples: made it, now lie in it

"I see little point in persisting in a discussion with one so obstinate as you" Martin White

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

made it, now lie in it

A few ago I finished reading this book; and there are so many quotable paragraphs. But since I've been having some graphic dreams recently, I thought this one appropriate somehow. The central character, Grace, is talking about the quilts they make hanging up to dry - looking like flags hung up by armies at war:

"And since that time I have thought, why is it that women have chosen to sew such flags , and then to lay them on the tops of beds? For they make the bed the most noticible thing in a room. And then I have thought, it's for a warning. Because you might think a bed is a peaceful thing, Sir and to you it may mean rest and comfort and a good night's sleep. But it isn't so for everyone; and there are many dangerous things that take place on a bed. It is where we are born, and that is our first peril in life; and it is where the women give birth, whIch is often thier last. And it is where the act takes place between men and women that I will not mention to you, Sir, but I suppose you know what it is; and some call it love, and others despair, or else merely an indiginity which they must suffer through. And finally beds are what we sleep in, and where we dream, and often where we die."


Anonymous Donna said...

I think I'll sleep on the sofa tonight.

10:04 PM  
Blogger Martin said...

A round of applause for Donna please!

That's got to be comment of the week...

10:46 PM  
Blogger postliberal said...

hehe well done indeed - a perfectly timed reply.

Incidentally, I've been informed that "graphic dreams" could be misconstrued - bearing in mind the following quote. I do hope you didn't all presume upon me ;P I meerely meant very lucid!

1:48 AM  
Blogger Martin said...

As if you didn't know that already!

I blame Graeme.

10:51 AM  
Blogger postliberal said...

It's easy to forget, sometimes, that you have to keep your guard up all the time for those who wish to twist innocence around, hehe.

12:44 AM  

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