Sunday Sentence

Another Sunday in which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, which asks others to share the best sentence(s) we’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”
Golden-Retriever“This is what dogs teach us: to love and to risk losing and to love again. I’ve met people who never want another dog after losing their first one, and I’m sympathetic. But what if after our first heartbreak we gave up on love? What if after the first fight with a lover we shielded ourselves? We would be protected, yes, but we’d also be done living.”

Tatjana Soli, “Picking Up the Scent of Bliss”

2 thoughts on “Sunday Sentence

  1. Judith Pfeffer says:

    That is a beautifully written, insightful and oh-so-true paragraph!

    As far as first lines, I remain partial to A Christmas Carol: “Marley was dead, to begin with.” A reader is going to want to know more about who Marley was and how/when/where he died.

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      I’m glad that you appreciate this line, too, Judith.

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