notes

from ‘The History of Love’

In lines worth underlining, reading on September 22, 2011 at 9:12 am

When Misha was young, his family went to their dacha every summer, and he and his father would take the nets down from the attic and try to catch the migrating butterflies that filled the air. The old house was filled with his grandmother’s china that really came from China and the framed butterflies three generations of Shklovskys had caught as boys. Over time, their scales fell away, and if you ran barefoot through the house the china would rattle and your feet would pick up wing dust. 

~ Nicole Krauss, “The History of Love”

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