Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Karen Cushman: The Midwife's Apprentice

Here's another set of quotes from the Newbery Medal winners (children's books). I'm not feeling so hot - haven't been for the past couple weeks. Lymph nodes still swollen, my entire body hurts, but the arthritis is really giving me hell so it's been hard to do much of anything. This doesn't help the depression. So...I'm reading and trying not to dwell, though I have been fiddling with some short stories and poems.

I know I normally link to these books, but my internet connection is extremely slow tonight and I'm seriously agitated and I don't feel like fiddling with it. So you'll just have to look this up if you're interested.

". . . she dreamed of nothing, for she hoped for nothing and expected nothing. It was as cold and dark insider her as out in the frosty night."

"In France, a midwife is a sage femme, wise woman; in Denmark, jordemoder, earthmother; among Yiddish-speaking Jews, vartsfroy, waiting woman; in Hawaii, pale keiki, protector of the child."

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