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The power of a simple quote


Three day quote challenge – day 2

After yet another summer week here in India, where conditions of heatwave prevailed, I’d resume my response to the quote challenge. I admit i had to look for this quote, something that accompanied a few photos I’d like to share with you all.

Written by Erich maria Remarque in ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ it holds true for a short train journey I had undertaken not too long back –

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“I lie down on many a station platform; I stand before many a soup kitchen; I squat on many a bench;–then at last the landscape becomes disturbing, mysterious, and familiar. It glides past the western windows with its villages, their thatched roofs like caps, pulled over the white-washed, half-timbered houses, its corn-fields, gleaming like mother-of-pearl in the slanting light, its orchards, its barns and old lime trees.”

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He writes further “The names of the stations begin to take on meaning and my heart trembles. The train stamps and stamps onward. I stand at the window and hold on to the frame. These names mark the boundaries of my youth.”

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It is perhaps a testament to the Simplicity of these words that make them so powerful that they transcend the boundaries of not only place, but also time.

talk soon, dear reader!

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The rules to be followed are:

Thank the person who nominated you
Post a quote for three consecutive days
Nominate three new bloggers everyday

I nominate –

throughopenlens

anonymousblogger

Sayanti

 

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