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.”

If the conifers and sagebrush are soloists, the wheat field is a corps de ballet, each stem following all the rest in bursts of movement, a million ballerinas bending, one after the other, as great gales dent their golden heads.

Source: the first page of the Prologue of Tara Westover’s Educated: A Memoir

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.”

I wanted to return to the time when we were just ordering in a restaurant, when we were organizing the Purim carnival or deciding which dessert to split, before the end of love, before death, before we were assigned to write this report on how to stay alive in our own synagogue.

Source: Karen E. Bender, “Where to Hide in a Synagogue” (The New Order: Stories)

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.”

That there is a word for this relationship tells you everything you need to know about our culture.

Source: The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia: From Abraham to Zabar’s and Everything in Between by Stephanie Butnick, Liel Leibovitz, and Mark Oppenheimer.