Monday, January 05, 2009
wisdom from 'the tale of despereaux'
i am reading the book 'the tale of despereaux'. for those of you who've never read it, i highly recommend it... although it's written for young adults, it's got me hooked! there is a narrator now and then who addresses the reader directly, and it's very disarming. here is the bit i had wanted to post earlier today. (just in case you didn't know, despereaux is a mouse)
"Reader, you must know that an interesting fate ... awaits almost everyone, mouse or man, who does not conform."
i'm not entirely sure why, but that sentence sends a little thrill through my soul...