Thursday, April 7, 2011

Theme Thursday - Beauty

Theme Thursday comes to us from Kavyen at Reading Between Pages. It is a weekly event (meme) that a lot of book bloggers participate in.  This is my first time participating and here are the rules from Kavyen's blog.

  • A theme will be posted each week (on Thursday’s)
  • Select a conversation/snippet/sentence from the current book you are reading
  • Mention the author and the title of the book along with your post
  • It is important that the theme is conveyed in the sentence (you don’t necessarily need to have the word)
    Ex: If the theme is KISS; your sentence can have “They kissed so gently” or “Their lips touched each other” or “The smooch was so passionate”

This week's theme is: BEAUTY (suggested by Rachel of Endless Reading)

"It was all silver.  Upon each side of them the trunks of tall trees rose from grass so silvered by the moonlight that it glimmered like water.  The trees were not thickly planted, and beautiful glades opened between them,showing glimpses of an ebony sky set with silver stars.  Nothing moved.  It was all quite still, as though enchanted under the moon.  The silvery tracery of twigs and branches above the silver tree trunks was so delicate that the moonlight sifted through it like a fine film of silver dust.

But there was life among the trees, though it was life that did not move.  Maria saw a silver owl sitting on a silver branch, and a silver rabbit sitting up on its haunches beside the road blinking at the lantern light, and a beautiful group of silver deer...And for a fleeting instant, at the far end of a glade, she thought she saw a little white horse with flowing mane and tail, head raised, poised, halted in mid-flight, as though it had seen her and was glad." 
 ~ The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Gouge

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