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Thought for the week…#80

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Love in the Times of CholeraContrary to what the Captain and Zenaida supposed, they no longer felt like newlyweds, and even less like belated lovers. It was as if they had leapt over the arduous cavalry of conjugal life and gone straight to the heart of love. They were together in silence like an old married couple wary of life, beyond the pitfalls of passion, beyond the brutal mockery of hope and the phantom of disillusion; beyond love. For they had lived together long enough to know that love was always love, anytime and anyplace, but it was more solid the closer it came to death.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez from “Love in the Time of Cholera”

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  1. Unfortunately I haven’t yet read this but…well, I’m aware I’m repeating myself recently with the words “It’s on my reading list” but it is!

    April 21, 2014
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    • I love everything by Marquez I ever read but that book is sooo good (and hopelessly romantic).

      April 21, 2014
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  2. silvia
    silvia

    When asked about A hunderd years of solitude he used to answer that Love in the time of cholera he acknowledged as his masterpiece. This is how I feel too and I am glad that to salute him you chose a paragraph from this book.
    Such a great men, artist and soul.

    April 20, 2014
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    • Have a soft spot for that book that I have given as a gift to more people I can remember.

      April 21, 2014
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