Today’s Quote Corner is featuring a stunningly gorgeous novel that I rarely hear anybody else talk about. This book deserves so much more recognition! Making Faces by Amy Harmon is a moving story and as you will soon see, the writing is captivating and beautiful.
Happy reading! 🙂
True beauty, the kind that doesn’t fade or wash off, takes time. It takes incredible endurance. It is the slow drip that creates the stalactite, the shaking of the Earth that creates mountains, the constant pounding of the waves that breaks up the rocks and smooths the rough edges. And from the violence, the furor, the raging of the winds, the roaring of the waters, something better emerges, something that would have otherwise never existed.
And so we endure. We have faith that there is purpose. We hope for things we can’t see. We believe there are lessons in loss, power in love, and that we have within us the potential for a beauty so magnificent, our bodies can’t contain it.
You loved ferris wheels more than roller coasters because life shouldn’t be lived at full speed, but in anticipation and appreciation.
“Have you ever stared at a painting so long that the colors blur and you can’t tell what you’re looking at anymore? There’s no form, face, or shape-just color, just swirls of paint? I think people are like that. When you really look at them, you stop seeing a perfect nose or straight teeth. You stop seeing the acne scar or the dimple in the chin. Those things start to blur, and suddenly you see them, the colors, the life inside the shell, and beauty takes on a whole new meaning.”
This novel left me speechless. It’s been years, and I am still at a loss for words. I think about this story all the time, and I think I always will. It was unlike anything else I’ve ever read, and it touched my heart in a way that I’m not quite sure any other book would be able to. I feel like this is the first time I’ve really spoken about this story, which is unfortunate because it is incredible and deserves so much more recognition. I would highly, highly, highly recommend it.
I am so obsessed with this third quote. I understand exactly what Fern meant when she said that, but she articulated it in a perfect way that I’ve never been capable of. It’s a very strange but difficult experience to describe when you realize this happening. It’s like you’re seeing someone, but like, REALLY seeing them. I also find it to be sort of surreal when it happens, but it for some reason is a very heartwarming experience. Again, it’s challenging to explain it, which is why I adore this quote so much.
I also think that the first quote is so, so, so, so, so beautiful and the one about ferris wheels is adorable and holds so much truth to it.
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