Today's quote comes from Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. I read this book on a whim last Sunday and it ended up being the perfect book for my AP English final, so that was pretty awesome.
Hurston is a pretty haunting writer. Janie will haunt me for a long while yet.
"The years took all the fight out of Janie's face. For a while she thought it was gone from her soul."
It's short, but I think we all feel like that sometimes. Not for years, but for periods of time. I feel like that. Sometimes I feel like the Universe beat me and the spark, spunk, flame, fight - whatever it is you call it - is gone. And I guess I love this quote so much, because I'm not sure the universe can take away my fight. I don't think anyone can unless I let them. Sometimes it disappears, and sometimes it needs to vanish, but I think it stays in the soul until evicted by the owner.
I think I'll keep mine.