Michael Ondaatje

  
“We die containing a richness of lovers and tribes, tastes we have swallowed, bodies we have plunged into and swum up as if rivers of wisdom, characters we have climbed into as if trees, fears we have hidden in as if caves.  I wish for all this to be marked on my body when I am dead.  I believe in such cartography – to be marked by nature, not just to label ourselves on a map like the names of rich men and women on buildings.  We are communal histories, communal bodies.  We are not owned or monogamous in our taste or experience.”
  
– Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient

6 thoughts on “Michael Ondaatje

  1. Annie

    Beautiful, I love this writing, poetry and novels, and have you read RUnning in the Family, which I found fascinating. This is one I want to remember

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