"one could not count the moons that shimmer on her roof, or the thousand splendid suns that hide beneath her walls."
"but even though the baby inside her was no bigger than a mulberry, Laila already saw the sacrifices a mother had to make. Virtue was only the first."
"Mariam had never before been wanted like this. Love had never been
declared to her so guilelessly, so unreservedly."
"This is why the holy Koran forbids sharab. Because it always falls on the sober to pay for the sins of the drunk."
"Tell your secret to the wind, but don't blame it for telling the trees." Khalil Gibran :)
"She would never leave her mark on Mammy's heart the way her brothers had, because Mammy's heart was like a pallid beach where Laila's footprints would forever wash away beneath the waves of sorrow that swelled and crashed."
"She remembered Nana saying once that each snowflake was a sigh heaved by an aggrieved woman somewhere in the world. That all the sighs drifted up the sky, gathered into clouds, then broke into time pieces that fell sliently on the people below."
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