Thursday, July 28, 2005

It rained in Macondo

"It rained for four years, eleven months, and two days. There were periods of drizzle during which everyone put on his full dress and a convalescent look to celebrate the clearing, but people soon grew accustomed to interpret the pauses as a sign of redoubled rain. The sky crumbled into a set of destructive storms and out of the north came hurricanes that shattered roofs about and knocked down walls and uprooted every last plant of the banana groves...."

- One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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