A Person of Consequence

Miriam wished for so much in those final moments. Yet as she closed her eyes, it was not regret any longer but a sensation of abundant peace that washed over her. She thought of her entry into this world, the harami child of a lowly villager, an unintended thing, a pitiable, regrettable accident. A weed. And yet she was leaving the world as a woman who had loved and been loved back. She was leaving it as a friend, a companion, a guardian. A mother. A person of consequence at last. No. It was not so bad, Miriam thought, that she should die this way. Not so bad. This was a legitimate end to a life of illegitimate belongings. –Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns

7 thoughts on “A Person of Consequence

          • I read it and although there may have been a ring of authenticity to it, it was written in such a way it underscored the fact this man had not been trained in the art English prose….and I’m not saying there was something not quite right about, it just was difficult to read because this man had a different way of thinking and expressing himself…k

  1. ooooh!

    Keeping out of this one…
    (Its one of those books that I almost finished, but decided to re-read another just to calm my frustrations).

    I think you have to enter the twilight world of the author, perhaps a better read when sitting with your back against a rocky out crop over looking the Sangin Valley wearing sandals?

    Yours Aye.

    • Hmmmm, it does not sound like a good read for me. I haven’t read fiction in years and do not intend to buy a pair of sandals and a plane ticket on a C-17 to Sangin. Just to read a good/bad book. . .

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