A Quote

I’m reading Another Roadside Attraction by Tom Robbins, and I really like this quote:

When the band began again to play, it worked into an impromptu arrangement of “Barbie Doll’s Hysterectomy,” a little number from the repertoire of Hoodoo Meat Bucket. This, of course, in honor of Ziller, who, toward the end of the piece, was persuaded to replace the old Apache on drums. Oh my. Yes, yes. Everything they’d heard was true. In and out of the melody, crossing the beat like a jaywalker dodging taxicabs, accentuating the offbeats, creating counterbeats, he drummed like a thousand-handed deity: Kwan Yin, all arms and bliss. (page 29, emphasis mine)

I love it! Also, a quick trip to Wikipedia reveals a Buddhist legend about Kwan Yin and the thousand arms.

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Quotes from a book

This morning, I was reading a book my sister lent me (Haruki Murakami’s What I Talk About When I Talk About Running) and I came across a sentence that I really like.

Nothing in the real world is as beautiful as the illusions of a person about to lose consciousness.

He was talking about drinking a beer after running from Athens to Marathon in the blistering summer heat. I like it.

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