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Sunday Sentence

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

Then Faith was ashamed to have wanted so much and so little all at the same time—to be so easily and personally satisfied in this terrible place, when everywhere vast public suffering rose in reeling waves from the round world’s nation-states—hung in the satellite-watched air and settled in no time at all into TV sets and newsrooms.

Source: Grace Paley, “Midrash on Happiness” (discovered via the fiction-writing class I mentioned on Wednesday)

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4 Responses »

  1. OMG what a fabulous story. Thank you for sharing.

    • Isn’t it? So happy to have discovered it. Basically modeled the rhythm of my own “Midrash on Happiness” on it. See what a workshop can do!? 🙂

  2. Profoundly beautiful, profoundly sad.
    Thank you for finding this author for me.

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