October 3, 2006

Fools Rush In [reading]

"Two days later there was a party at Bono's house celebrating the end of the tour. I spent the first ten minutes in the bathroom lecturing myself on how to behave in other people's home. Relativity was the key. Be quiet and don't lecture people not to eat because other people are starving. Life is relative to where you are standing, at any given moment. There are the sorts of things I was telling myself. And I was wearing the same clothes I'd had in Sarajevo, since washed, but my shoes still stank."

"You see, the problem was this. I understood she was gone, but just because the object of your love is fone doesn't mean you stop being in love with that person. Does it? If heaven on earth is finding love in anohter, someone who accepts you for who you are, then hell is being in love with no one there to love."

Bill Carter, Fools Rush In

**Go buy this book and read it as fast as you can. It's a thrilling account of one man's journey into the heart of Sarajevo during the Bosnian War. This book tore me apart. The subtitle sums it up best: A true story of Love, War, and Redemption.


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