Quotes: Ron Carlson

I've been reading Ron Carlson stories this week and loving every minute of it. Here's an excerpt from the story, "A Kind of Flying":

"It's quiet in the store today. I can count sparrows on the wire across the road. My advice! She smiled yesterday when I told her. Just get married. Have a friend sing your favorite song at the wedding. Marriage, she said, what is it? Well, I said, it's not life on a cake. It's a bird taking your head in his beak and you walk the sky. It's marriage. Sometimes it pinches like a bird's mouth, but it's definitely flying, it's definitely a kind of flying."
--from Plan B for the Middle Class. Copyright Ron Carlson 1992.