The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon
Moses was a law unto himself. But he was also strange and exotic and beautiful. To be with him would change my life in ways I could never have imagined. Maybe I…
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"I watched them float up, up and away... floating away beyond my reach, never to return."
"And then his lips were back, swallowing my angry words, ..."
"You are afraid of the truth, Georgia. And people who are afraid of the truth never find it."
It shimmered there between us, the memory of how it had felt to fall headlong into the heat...
The sunflowers lined the grassy field where I laid beside my old lover, my eyes fixed on the empty blue of another empty day. October gave me sunflowers, and I hated her for it.
When I found her fingers, I slid mine in-between, interlocking them tightly. I waited for her to lean in, to press her mouth to mine, to lead, as she was prone to do. But she stayed still. And I gave in. Anxiously.
She didn't move. She kept her arms crossed over her chest where I'd kept them pinned while she'd talked, her voice a harsh whisper in my ear. Her chest rose and fell. I put my hand on my own thundering heart and turned away from her, unable to climb to my feet. Unable to do anything but rest my head on my knees.
"Georgie Porgie, puddin' and pie. Kissed the boys and made them cry. What kind of name is Georgia?" - I don't exactly need a sexy name, don't I? I've never been a sexy girl. "Just keep tellin' yourself that, Georgie Porgie. I'll keep tellin' myself that too."
He dreamed the same dream every night. One night he had a dream that he was running in the mountains. And when he stopped to drink from a cool stream, he saw his reflection in the water. He wasn't a man anymore, but a beautiful white horse that could run for miles without tiring. Running and leaping, seeing all the things he hadn't seen for so long, but through the eyes of this beautiful animal. Until the day he leaped the fence and ran straight into the clouds, disappearing forever.
Summer stretched out in front of me like a dry, empty desert. I was so thirsty for something else. Maybe that was it. Maybe that was the reason I waded in too far, the reason I got in way over my head. ~ Georgia
"21 Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the Lord drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land. The waters were divided,and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left." Exodus14:21-22
The moment I saw this model he was my Moses. Nobody else has even come close.
#5 Greats. The cornerstone of life is gratitude. I truly believe that. It is central to this book as well.