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Date Posted: Tue, January 16 2024, 18:40:42
Author: CindyG
Subject: QOTD for Wednesday, January 17, 2024

The following quote is from Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon, chapter 16, “The First Law of Thermodynamics.” Copyright 1997 by Diana Gabaldon, all rights reserved.

“‘So long as my body lives, and yours—we are one flesh,’ he whispered. His fingers touched me, hair and chin and neck and breast, and I breathed his breath and felt him solid under my hand. Then I lay with my head on his shoulder, the strength of him supporting me, the words deep and soft in his chest.
‘And when my body shall cease, my soul will still be yours. Claire—I swear by my hope of heaven, I will not be parted from you.’
The wind stirred the leaves of the chestnut trees nearby, and the scents of late summer rose up rich around us; pine and grass and strawberries, sunwarmed stone and cool water, and the sharp, musky smell of his body next to mine.
‘Nothing is lost, Sassenach; only changed.’
‘That’s the first law of thermodynamics,’ I said, wiping my nose.
‘No,” he said. ‘That’s faith.’”

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[> I think of this one a lot too. Not just the romance of it but the science of it. I didn’t really know about “The first law…….” so it adds to the things I’ve learned reading the books! Quite a few crossword unusual words too; oxter for one. Lol -- Kathy in PA, Thu, January 18 2024, 4:44:35

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