I am now on my third Høeg book, and have another waiting for me at my local library. I am very intrigued with the way this man writes. His observations cut as keenly as a scalpel.

I feel the same way about solitude as some people feel about the blessing of the church. It’s the light of grace for me. I never close my door behind me without the awareness that I am carrying out an act of mercy towards myself.

~Peter Høeg (Smilla’s Sense of Snow, p. 11 )

Setting Out Alone
Setting Out Alone


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Art entices, inspires, and delights me. Art is a vehicle for laughter, tears, wonder, enlightenment--taking me on a constant path of discovery. You can't say that about housework (except, perhaps, for the crying part).
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One Response to Solitude

  1. MG says:

    I think he writes something profound but sometimes he does it on behalf of somebody else as though he’s an observer and lives under the skin of people like you and me … in a strange way I think he reminds me of DH Lawrence touching not same senses but in the same “intimate” way … but Lawrence does it as though nature so dictates but Hoeg like as though it’s like he was mandated to do so…

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