Skip navigation

“He didn’t answer, but he didn’t think her words were too presumptuous or forward. He just watched hi cigarette smoke swirl up like incense before her face.

She, too, was quiet and watched the ashen-blue smoke. Watched two people’s thoughts roll about in the smoke. She knew that once this silence was finished, everything would be finished. He and she, finished in the midst of this silence.

It was the kind of silence that allowed even their scattered thoughts to be heard. Even the rolling of the smoke made a sound.”

– Geling Yan, “White Snake”

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: