MizB at Should be Reading hosts this weekly teaser. The idea is to pick two sentences from any page in the book you’re currently reading without giving away “spoilers”.
I’m still reading Les Miserables by Victor Hugo so here from today’s reading are three sentences from page 764. This is from one of Hugo’s meditations or digressions that he intersperses in the story just when you want to know what happens next. This meditation appealed to me when I read it today. He has been describing the wild garden of the house where Valjean and Cosette are currently living and he is contemplating Nature and Life:
Nothing is truly small, as anyone knows who has peered into the secrets of Nature. Though philosophy may reach no final conclusion as to original cause or ultimate extent, the contemplative mind is moved to ecstasy by this merging of forces into unity. Everything works upon everything else.