Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Listening Heart

There is a lovely scene in the movie "Out of Africa" where Robert Redford and Meryl Streep are sitting in front of the fireplace in her home. The fire, the only light in the comfortable room, dances and crackles. He looks at her and asks her, the weaver of beautiful tales, to tell a story. As requested, he gives her the first sentence, and she begins.

There is a part of the story, no - just a few words - that has stayed with me for years:

"Cheng Huan lived alone in a room on Formosa Street...
above the Blue Lantern.
He sat at his window...
and in his poor listening heart...
strange echoes of his home and country…"

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