Here’s a great quote from one of the books I’m currently reading:
“[As I get older,] [w]hat of me will I still have? Well, this old body has been a pretty good companion. Like Balaam’s ass, it’s seen the angel I haven’t seen yet, and it’s lying down in the path.” ~ Marilynne Robinson, Gilead
Gilead is a wonderful book that is part story, part handbook for life and for death. It is poetic prose, and I can hear the mellow, deep voice of the narrator/protagonist as he reflects and meditates. It’s a slow, gentle read, with much to chew on and digest. It’s taking me months to get through this book because I can only read a few pages at a time before I have to stop to allow it to sink in. Each paragraph has some quote I’d love to share, but then you wouldn’t need to read the book!