Do you have a favorite quote from a book?
This draft sits in my wordpress box since 20 April 2009, I thought it’s time to showcase in Booking through Thursday..
Though no longer pregnant, she continues, at times, to mix Rice Krispies and peanuts and onions in a bowl. For being a foreigner, Ashima is beginning to realise, is a sort of lifelong pregnancy – a perpetual wait, a constant burden, a continuous feeling out of sorts. It is an ongoing responsibility, a parenthesis in what had once been ordinary life, only to discover that previous life has vanished, replaced by something more complicated and demanding. Like pregnancy, being a foreigner, Ashima believes, is something that elicits the same curiosity from strangers, the same combination of pity and respect.
Taken from Gogol Ganguli’s mother, Ashima expression, from Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake (Read pre-blogging days).