The Song of AchillesBook - 2012
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“In the darkness, two shadows, reaching through the hopeless, heavy dusk. Their hands meet, and light spills in a flood like a hundred golden urns pouring out of the sun.”
“And perhaps it is the greater grief, after all, to be left on earth when another is gone.”
I stopped watching for ridicule, the scorpion's tail hidden in his words. He said what he meant; he was puzzled if you did not. Some people might have mistaken this for simplicity. But is it not a sort of genius to cut always to the heart?
“I could recognize him by touch alone, by smell; I would know him blind, by the way his breaths came and his feet struck the earth. I would know him in death, at the end of the world.”
"Our man liked conquest, they did not trust a man who was conquered himself" (pg 176)
We were like gods at the dawning of the world, and our joy was so bright we could see nothing else but the other.
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