“The Tranquil Speed of Space”

11 Jan

He watched out at the stars in a kind of trance. Soon it would be the summer again, when he could sleep on the battlements and watch these stars hovering as close as moths above his face – and, in the Milky Way at least, with something of the mothy  pollen. They would be at the same time so distant that unutterable thoughts of space and eternity would baffle themselves in his sighing breast, and he would imagine to himself how he was falling upward higher and higher among them, never reaching, never-ending, leaving and losing everything in the tranquil speed of space.


T.H. White, from “The Once & Future King”


I’m about two-thirds of the way through this wonderful book. As you can see from the quote above, this author knows how to write. This is only one of many beautiful strings of words he puts together in this novel. I can’t believe I never read this before. I’m sure I’ll be reading it again. And, yes, I will review it when finished.

Just following my New Year’s resolution to tell myself better stories!


Posted by on January 11, 2014 in Quotations


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7 responses to ““The Tranquil Speed of Space”

  1. Debra

    January 11, 2014 at 8:09 am

    Talked me into it! Just downloaded to kindle-

    • Rob

      January 11, 2014 at 5:52 pm

      You won’t regret it. It’s a wonderful book. Glad I could be a good influence!

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  2. Mary

    January 11, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    I bought this book years ago, yet still haven’t managed to get around to reading it. One day!

    • Rob

      January 11, 2014 at 5:55 pm

      By all means, make time for it. You will be enthralled by the story and the characters.

      Always glad to see your comments!

  3. jubilare

    January 17, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    It’s been too long since I read this. Time for a refresher. 🙂

    • Rob

      January 17, 2014 at 11:09 pm

      From my point of view, it is definitely a book worth reading again. I wish I had read it years ago.

      Hope you had a great Christmas and New Year and that you’re doing well!

      • jubilare

        January 23, 2014 at 1:17 pm

        It certainly has many layers.

        Thanks! Same to you! I am doing pretty well. Planning for my garden in the Spring. 🙂


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