Salman Rushdie,The Ground Beneath Her Feet

“Whenever someone who knows you disappears, you lose one version of yourself. Yourself as you were seen, as you were judged to be. Lover or enemy, mother or friend, those who know us construct us, and their several knowings slant the different facets of our characters like diamond-cutter’s tools. Each such loss is a step leading to the grave, where all versions blend and end.”

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4 thoughts on “Salman Rushdie,The Ground Beneath Her Feet”

  1. A good reminder that a person is not an island. There is a risk in meeting someone but you come to know yourself better in the interaction.

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