The voice

All the day’s chores done, I lie on the sofa in our living room, with my feet up, watching TV with the OH.

Suddenly, I hear a voice. It is the voice of a tough-as-bricks lady, who takes nonsense from no one.

‘Saumensch,’ it tells me.

I jump.

‘Saumensch’ – there’s that voice again. This time, I realise the voice is inside me, in my head. Rosa Hubermann.

I relax immediately and smile.

The OH asks what is wrong with me.

‘This is what happens when a book gets under your skin, creeps up your veins, and crawls into your brain,’ I tell him.

He gives me the oh-that-dotty-wife-of-mine expression.

‘You should read The Book Thief, too. It will crawl into your brain, too,’ I tell him.


This is non-fiction, starring the OH and me. For those of you who did not get the reference, please click on the link in the post.


20 thoughts on “The voice

  1. Did you read Sarah’s Keys? ANother one I would really want you to read (like shake you up, and tell you to seriously read it now – kind of want)! Seriously, I cannot tell you how i felt while reading it and long after it too!


  2. I love it when that happens. I dreamed of Parnassus last πŸ™‚ Sometimes, I just wake up from a dream and look for a character from a book – I love that feeling. I always go back to sleep with a smile πŸ™‚


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