?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Absolutely beautiful.

"'That was fun,' Christy said, when it was over. She stretched her limbs across the wrecked bed as if to embrace it, and rolled, like a cat, back and forth, until it was smeared with the manifold compound of their lovemaking.
"'Still hate me?' said Daniel.

"She nodded, and that was when Daniel saw the mistake that they had made. Althought sex was something they both regarded as perilous, marriage had, by contrast, seemed safe -- a safe house in a world of danger; the ultimate haven of two solitary, fearful souls. When you were single, this was what everyone who was already married was always telling you. Daniel himself had said it to his unmarried friends. It was, however, a lie. Sex had everything to do with violence, that was true, and marriage was at once a container for the madness between men and women and a fragile hedge against it, as religion was to death, and the laws of physics to the immense quanity of utter emptiness of which the universe was made. But there was nothing at all safe about marriage. It was a doubtful enterprise, a voyage in an untested craft, across a hostile ocean, with a map that was a forgery and with no particular destination but the grave."

--- Michael Chabon, "House Hunting"

I love Mr. Chabon... and for the record he's married and has two children.

I never thought it possible... thank you, God.

Tags:

Comments

( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
mountainheather
Jul. 15th, 2002 05:19 am (UTC)
Just wondering... What did you not think possible, that he was married??
tenthz
Jul. 15th, 2002 08:04 pm (UTC)
It's not really that I didn't think it possible, more that I was fearful that he was gay and that would distroy the new seed of hope that I've planted...(the first being my discovery of Billy Joel)... Michael Chabon just has this amazing way with words... very insightful and elegant, even minimalistic in a way..... I'll most definitely be posting more exsurpts for you to read and get a better gist of his style... this one was rather synical, actually.
misch
Jul. 15th, 2002 07:11 am (UTC)
Re: Absolutley beautiful
Is this guy, like, the next Melvin Udall or something?
tenthz
Jul. 15th, 2002 08:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Absolutley beautiful
no.
( 4 comments — Leave a comment )

Profile

blogging
tenthz
Catherine

Latest Month

December 2011
S M T W T F S
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Keri Maijala