Posts Tagged ‘Jonathan Safran Foer’

You have ghosts?

(You have ghosts?)
(Of course I have ghosts.)
(What are your ghosts like?)
(They are on the insides of the lids of my eyes.)
(This is also where my ghosts reside.)
(You have ghosts?)
(Of course I have ghosts.)
(But you are a child.)
(I am not a child.)
(But you have not known love.)
(These are my ghosts, the spaces amid love.)

Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

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A tiny speck of light

From space, astronauts can see people making love as a tiny speck of light. Not light, exactly, but a glow that could be mistaken for light – a coital radiance that takes generations to pour like honey through the darkness to the astronaut’s eyes.

Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

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Existence

You will remember when a bird crashed through a window and fell to the floor. You will remember, those of you who were there, how it jerked its wings before dying, and left a spot of blood on the floor after it was removed. But who among you was first to notice the negative bird it left in the window? Who first saw the shadow that the bird left behind, the shadow that drew blood from any finger that dared to trace it, the shadow that was better proof of the bird’s existence than the bird ever was?

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God loves the plagiarist. And so it is written, »God created humankind in His image, in the image of God He created them.« God is the original plagiarizer.

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