Ilona Comes With The Rain
Posted by Margie on October 04, 1997 at 11:25:46:
In response to Well put, written by Marsha on October 03, 1997 at 22:41:12
"She was calm, but on her face one could see the rigidity of controlled pain that is accepted as the price we must inevitably pay to go on being who we are."
--Alvaro Mutis, Ilona Comes with the Rain
Some of the most painful times in my own life have been times when I chose to experience a loss, in order to retain something I viewed as authenticity. It just struck me as very odd, that that kind of experience doesn't show up in literature more often.
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