Saturday, December 29, 2012
A GIRL OUR DAUGHTER
“A girl, our daughter. She is a being more rare, more beautiful, purer, more perfect and more delicate than the wildest dream of a poet. We could never believe her to be our own flesh and blood. Her beauty is a well-spring of purest water-of-life, and to look upon her is to drink and drink and drink again……. She is rare, a perfect creation, a work of purest art. A delicate flower that blooms in the liquid light of the moon. A nature not of this world, a personality like that of some biblical maiden, gracious and queenly. We find it difficult to believe her our own……..” -Excerpt from the book The Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison changed to present tense by moi.