Saturday, October 18, 2008

Love in the Time of Cholera


Ahh...Saturday. Nate just made a big wonderful breakfast for me and BCK, who accompanied me at the Milwaukee Art Museum Run up the Runway event last night. Thank goodness for BCK, who stole two of the schwag bags for us, after we discovered that our own bags were stolen, thereby giving us samples of Kerastase and Bumble and Bumble (and of course a lot of other junk).

Today I posting a "book thingy" whereby I was asked by Chasing Imperfection to grab the nearest book, turn to page 56, locate sentences 5-10 and post them. So here goes:

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"Unlike the other students, who walked to school in groups or accompanied by an older servant, Fermina Daza always walked with her spinster aunt, and her behavior indicated that she was permitted no distraction. It was in this innocent way that Florentino Ariza began his secret life as a solitary hunter. From seven o'clock in the morning, he sat on the most hidden bench in the little park, pretending to read a book of verse in the shade of the almond trees, until he saw the impossible maiden walk by in her blue-striped uniform, stockings that reached to her knees, masculine laced oxfords, and a single thick braid with a bow at the end, which hung down her back to her waist."

I read this book while on a work trip to Merida, Mexico. I loved it...both the trip and the book.

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