Ordinary Peacefulness

November 26, 2011

Sometimes I have loved the peacefulness of an ordinary Sunday. It is like standing in a newly planted garden after a warm rain. You can feel the silent and invisible life.

– from the novel Gilead by Marilynne Robinson, awarded the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in fiction

Perspective from the Undead

October 30, 2011

I looked at anything mortal and saw all life as precious, condemning all fruitless guilt and passion that would let it slip through the fingers like sand…

– vampire Louis from Interview with the Vampire, a 1994 film based on the novel by Anne Rice.