Animal Dreams

I read Barbara Kingsolver’s novel Animal Dreams years ago and it got under my skin. I’ve thought about and returned to the excerpt below many times and it feels especially apt tonight:

The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for.  And the most you can do is live inside that hope.  Not admire it from a distance but live right under its roof. . . Right now I’m living in that hope, running down its hallway and touching the walls on both sides.  And I can’t tell you how good it feels.

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One Response to “Animal Dreams”

  1. sarah Says:

    I read that book too and i can’t quite remember the content of it (it’s blending in my mind with other kingsolver books) but i definitely remember that quote.

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