Huerfano (Orphan) From The Crossing by #CormacMcCarthy – #TheKidsCamino

Huerfano (Orphan) From The Crossing by #CormacMcCarthy – #TheKidsCamino

 

I have read so many extraordinary books.  I can say that despite no real education. I read for the joy, not for the exam.  Books changed my life as much as did music.

In my own book I mention that Huckleberry Finn and I are “brothers separated only by fiction.

That said, there is no piece of prose in my own reading history where a character turned his head from the page, stared me in the eye and told me how my life was and how it should be.

It’s from The Crossing by Cormac Mccarthy,  the greatest living writer of our time. You will be hard pressed to find anything more beautiful.  Please read and share as much as you can.  Thank you so much.

Billy

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“He told the boy that although he was huerfano ( an orphan) still he must cease his wanderings and make for himself some place in the world because to wander in this way would become for him a passion and by this passion he would become estranged from men and so ultimately from himself. He said that the world could only be known as it existed in men’s hearts. For while it seemed a place which contained men it was in reality a place contained within them and therefore to know it one must look there and come to know those hearts and to do this one must live with men and not simply pass among them. He said that while the huerfano might feel that he no longer belonged among men he must set this feeling aside for he contained within him a largeness of spirit which men could see and that men would wish to know him and that the world would need him even as he needed the world for they were one.”

 

Billy Franks.

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Jul 15 2016 Billy Category: The Kid's Camino

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