Monday, August 2, 2010

What The Undomestic Goddess Impressed On Me

Here are my favorite lines from one of Sophie Kinsella's books, Undomestic Goddess. Samantha, the protagonist, is talking with Iris in this scene.

A single tear rolls down my cheek and I wipe it away roughly. I’m not going to cry in front of Iris.

“I don’t know who I am.” I exhale, more calmly. “Or what my goal is... or where I’m headed in life. Or anything.”

My energy’s gone and I sink down on the dry grass. A few moments later Iris comes and squats down beside me.

“It doesn’t matter,” she says, her voice soft. “Don’t beat yourself up for not knowing all the answers. You don’t always have to know who you are. You don’t have to have the big picture, or know where you’re heading. Sometimes it’s enough just to know what you’re going to do next.”

For a while I let her words run through my head, like cool water on a headache.

I recommend this book to anyone who wants to relax and have a chuckle at the same time. Undomestic Goddess is a light-reading book that would bring you along Samantha's incredulous life as a lawyer turned housekeeper.


Alicia said...

Thanks for the heads up on the book!

~KATE~ said...

my pleasure, alicia ^^,