Thursday, August 23, 2012

Your love is too much

ruby bracelet / © I.A. Daglis

When I was your age, my grandfather bought me a ruby bracelet. It was too big for me and would slide up and down my arm. It was almost a necklace. He later told me that he had asked the jeweler to make it that way. Its size was supposed to be a symbol of his love. More rubies, more love. But I could not wear it comfortably. I could not wear it at all …

Jonathan Safran Foer [Extremely loud & incredibly close, 2005]

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