Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Times Past, Times Yet To Come

When I posted this of course I didn't know what lay ahead......well not really, but I'll not write about that on this post, I'll save it for another day.
I still believe what I said, but now I think it was for a different reason than I believed back then.
Posted by DanesWood on Wed 14 Jan 09, 10:26 AM.

"What is it? My dear?"

"Ah, how can we bear it?"

"Bear what?"

"This. For so short a time. How can we sleep this time away?"

"We can be quiet together and pretend.....since it is only the beginning....that we have all the time in the world."

"And every day we have have less. And then none."

"Would you rather, therefore, have had nothing at all?"

"No. This is where I have always been coming to. Since my time began. And when I go away from here, this will be the mid-point, to which everything ran, before, and from which everything will run. But now, my love, we are here, we are now, and those other times are running elsewhere."

A.S. Byatt, Possession

I read this in The Time Travellers Wife and it moved me deeply. For me it feels so relevant, perhaps because I've read the book, but also because at times I feel my whole life has lead up to this time and now everything past has meaning.

"The most powerful sexual organ in the body is our brain, open your mind and allow your fantasies free reign, mutual pleasure between consenting adults is a wonderful thing."


Anonymous said...

Beautiful..been meaning to read that book. Thx 4 sharing the excerpt..K

DanesWood said...

It's a fabulous book, the film cannot portray the depth of the story, how can it when such important parts are missing.