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The Night Trilogy by Elie Wiesel
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Jul 09, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: own, nonfiction, read_in_english, sweeping_the_ashes

"Night. No one prayed, so that the night would pass quickly. The stars were only sparks of the fires which devoured us. Should that fire die out one day, there would be nothing left in the sky but dead stars, dead eyes."

Painfully illuminating and haunting. Even before the first words washed over my eyes like a stream of fresh, cool water, my skin already began to shiver. But I knew someday I would return to Wiesel. I avoided him for too long. I had to understand without understanding, not searching for justification but enduring the pain, the suffering, and the tears. I had to face demons. I had to face my own demons.

I had dreamed of the babies glazed with flame, their faces burning on my heart as fiercely as the fire consuming their innocence, their lives. The sound in the night jerked me from my sleep and blindly my eyes burned through the ceiling. I heard their cries. I felt their pain.

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