Sunday, October 3, 2010

Mr. Allan Gurganus

I found his collection of novellas. The Practical Heart in a thrift store.  It cost a dollar. Here's the paragraph on page 45 that made me decide it was a dollar well-spent:

" Someone should eventually write the truth: there is always something embarrassing about love. All of it. That's because there's always something wrong with the beloved. Because one's motives for loving are never as pure as love itself. It's too good for us. That's why our hearts stay broken."