April 26 2020
Ever read a sentence in a book (or any writing) that reaches into your heart, gently opening a place where longing and sadness stay in hiding, something you’ve forgotten is even there (or pretend isn’t there), until you read just the right words, in just the right moment?
This sentence did that to me (for me?) yesterday:
“I bet you could sometimes find all of the mysteries of the universe in someone’s hand.”
Reading this sentence caused my eyes to sweat.
I absolutely loved this book, devoured it even. I’d had it on my list for over 2 years, as part of a list of books to read before suggesting them to Thomas and Lillian. I read it in two days, finding it hard to set aside. Beautiful, powerful book.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz