Sunday, April 29, 2012

Thought for the Day

        See what I mean? Take one small thing in hand,
        open it up, and there's another door,
        and another, long corridors of views
        into the heart of darkness and light.
        There's no such thing as a small portion
        once you bite in and savor the flavors.
          ~ Julia Alvarez*

* From "Small Portions" in The Woman I Kept to Myself (Algonquin Books, 2004)

Julia Alvarez, Novelist, Essayist, Poet, Children's Author


Glynn said...

I read Alvarez's "How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents" and "In the Time of Butterflies" years ago. The quotation brought it all back.

Andrea (Andee) Beltran said...

Thanks for sharing this, Maureen. Lovely to read on a Sunday before sitting down to some submission packets.

Anonymous said...

now...that's a thought.

even small portions can be big when savored.

S. Etole said...

I like this thought.

Hannah Stephenson said...

Hallways and doors. Spring is a time of possibilities.