Archive for February, 2008

A Single Light

I know, it’s been a while since I last posted. Oh well better late than never. I won’t bother you with apologies this time, I’ll just get right into what I have to post.
This is a Snippet out of a book I just finished reading, called “A Single Light”, by Maia Wojciechowska. I have no idea where that last name came from. If any one knows, comment and tell us, so the rest of us can know, too.
This isn’t the best book I’ve ever read, but I thought this little bit was pretty good.

A snippet from “A Single Light”:

Larry had wanted to spare the priest the horror he had seen in the hills. He did not want to shock this man, who obviously knew as little about people as he himself did. But in his anger he told the priest all he had witnessed and felt.
“A tragedy can alter the course of human hearts,” the priest said.
“Didn’t you hear me?” Larry Katchen shouted. “Those people turned into killers back in those hills! You yourself said that you did not know them. Well, I do! They’re savages and the girl must be kept from them.
“If they have harmed anyone, they will not be the same ever again.”
“People don’t change!”
“That’s not true,” the priest said. “You have changed. And so have I. An act can change people, so can an idea.” Larry Katchen watched the road and tried not to listen. “Sometimes we forget the most important facts,” the priest continued. “I had forgotten that we did not kill Christ. If we had, we would not have survived our guilt. He died for us. That is the great difference. And it is that difference which makes me different today from the man I was yesterday.”


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