Thursday Quotables: Fathomless


Welcome back to Thursday Quotables! This weekly feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotables is where my favorite lines of the week will be, and you’re invited to join in!

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This week’s Thursday Quotable:

I sigh involuntarily when the first wave brushes around my feet, soothing the pain. Another step, another, and with each one I feel better — like I was sick and I’m being healed. When I get thigh-deep, an especially large wave crashes in front of me. It almost knocks me backward, sweeps me back to the shore, but then it’s perfect, it’s beautiful, it holds me like it loves me. I fall forward, and the water envelops me, swirls my hair around me like a blanket. There’s no pain. There’s nothing but simplicity, nothing but beauty as I slip away from the shore and dive deep, deep into the ocean, into the silence, into the cool water and the smooth sand that coats the ocean floor.

Source:  Fathomless
Author: Jackson Pearce
Hachette Book Group, 2012

What lines made you laugh, cry, or gasp this week? Do tell!

Note for Thursday Quotables participants: This and other weekly features at Bookshelf Fantasies will be on a wee break next week. (Woo hoo, it’s vacation time!) Check back in two weeks for the next Thursday Quotables!

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