Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Teaser Tuesday, October 19

Wind, Sand and StarsAfter reading that beautiful quotation that I used last week in reference to the rescue of the Chilean miners, I had to check out Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Here is the teaser:

And despite our dwindling fuel we continued to nibble at the golden bait which each time seemed more surely the true light of a beacon, was each time a promise of landing and of life--and we had each time to change our star.

And with that we knew ourselves to be lost in interplanetary space among a thousand inaccessible planets, we who sought only the one veritable planet, our own, that planet on which alone we should find our familiar countryside, the houses of our friends, our treasures.

Isn't that gorgeous? A book to be savored.

Teaser Tuesday is sponsored by MizB at Should Be Reading, and by the letter T.


Jess. said...

Such a vivid teaser!

Thanks for stopping by Find the Time to Read I hope you come back and visit again soon!

Jennifer said...

A beautiful teaser and an excellent choice of book. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/10/teaser-tuesdays-voltaires-calligrapher.html

Deepali said...

Very beautifully said. I hope it turned out not too sad.
Do visit my teaser below :)
- Dee from e-Volving Books

Lisa-Marie Jordan said...

Wow, that's beautiful!

Lorin said...

Is this a coincidence, or do you look incredibly different from the last time I saw you?


Bev Hankins said...

That's a beautiful teaser!

Thanks for stopping by mine.

LKT said...

@Lorin: Oh my goodness! A total coincidence. How funny!