Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Once in a while I am given a gift inside a book. Nancy Huston in her book, 'The Mark of an Angel" allowed me to receive this one on pages 123-124:

Saffie closes her eyes and Andras traces her profile with the tip of his index finger. Beginning at her hairline, he moves slowly down across her forehead and between her eyebrows, following the narrow ridge of her nose and sliding into the delicate groove between the base of her nose and her upper lip.

"This," he says, "is where the angel puts a finger on the baby's lips, just before it's born -- Shh! says the angel -- and the baby forgets everything. All it learned before, up in paradise, forgotten. So it can come into the world innocent...."

Thank you Nancy, for these lovely words.

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