Voices I Love: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"Many years later,
as he faced the firing squad,
Colonel Aureliano Buendia
was to remember that
distant afternoon when
his father took him to discover ice."

I have finally begun reading this classic of literature, though I believe I have read that opening line a hundred times before in anticipation. This sentence may be one of the finest in literature. It is certainly the most beautiful.

photos: View from my deck, Evergreen, Colorado September 5, 2008

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JCK said…
Someday I must read this book.
Vodka Mom said…
wow. that was lovely. And, the pics were to die for....
Camellia said…
I read 100 years so many years ago, I feel I need to learn it again. I did mean read it. My brain is in such a tizzy, this post is very calming. Thanks.
Jessie Weaver said…
I agree about the opening line being perfect...one of my all-time favorite books.

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