Saturday, April 10, 2010

A half shoulder soaked through

from Ha Jin's book of short stories, A Good Fall:


"He remembered that when he was taking the entrance exam fourteen years back, his parents had stood in the rain under a shared umbrella, waiting for him with a lunch tin, sodas, and tangerines wrapped in a handkerchief. They each had half a shoulder soaked through. Oh, never could he forget their anxious faces. A surge of gratitude drove him to the brink of tears. If only he could speak freely to them again."

- In The Crossfire, Ha Jin




2 Comments:

OpenID batulm said...

What an image. A story in itself.

12:18 AM  
Blogger karrvakarela said...

Batul: absolutely.

11:03 AM  

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