Sunday, August 19, 2012

‘With My Body: The naked truth about happy ever after…’ by Nikki Gemmell

Lesson 187
“There is a solitude which gradually grows into the best blessing of our lives.’
“You used to swim laps, several times a week, and then you went to church, evensong, on a Sunday night; and then you sat and typed, in a room that catalogued a relationship once.’
“The feeling at the end of each activity the same: a cleansing, a serenity. That you have done something solid. Good. Right. Seizing the alone, and lit with it.’
“No longer feeling you are the rubbed-away housewife with absolutely nothing to contribute, the little woman being pushed to the side of her own life. Here, anonymously, you are the pulsing beating glittering centre of it. Secretly, deliciously.’
“It feels good. To have found a voice.’
“To be honest, at last.”
(p. 420, ‘With My Body: The naked truth about happy ever after…’ by Nikki Gemmell - Harper)
 

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