Monday, May 9, 2011

Henry and Clare

"Long ago, men went to sea, and women waited for them, standing on the edge of the water, scanning the horizon for the tiny ship. Now I wait for Henry. He vanishes unwillingly, without warning. I wait for him. Each moment that I wait feels like a year, an eternity. Each moment is as slow and transparent as glass. Through each moment I can see infinite moments lined up, waiting. Why has he gone where I cannot follow?"

"We laugh and laugh, and nothing can ever be sad, no one can be lost, or dead, or far away: right now we are here, and nothing can mar our perfection, or steal the joy of this perfect moment."

"Clare, I want to tell you, again, I love you. Our love has been the thread through the labyrinth, the net under the high-wire walker, the only real thing in this strange life of mine that I could ever trust. Tonight I feel that my love for you has more density in this world than I do, myself: as though it could linger on after me and surround you, keep you, hold you."

"And Clare, always Clare."


  1. *SIGH* there go my heart strings! pretty sure I'm gonna go home and dust off my copy. thanks a lot lady.

  2. Oh... The Time Traveler's Wife! I love it.

  3. my favorite book in all the world.

    i have made every one i love read that book because way back when when a dear friend gave it to me for christmas of 04 it moved me in such a way...

    i had an ex boyfriend who wanted to be my Henry and when we finally ended said, "i see all along i was your Gomez."

    this book means so much to me! thanks for reminding me of it xoxo

  4. This is one of my favorite books of all time. SO love it.

  5. So in love with this book! Not so sure why so many didn't like it. Maybe more was expected?! Love it! :)



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