‘I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.’
I rhyme / To see myself, to set the darkness echoing
‘Falling in love was simple; one had only to yield. Digesting another person, however, and sustaining a love, was bloody work, and not a soft job.’
‘ The truth was dawning on me of how terrifying it was not to be numb, but to be aware, to have facts, retain facts, be present, be adult.’
‘I thought I'd better tell you,’ she said, ‘just to be on the safe side. I’ve had some close shaves with snakes.’
‘Don’t try to make life a mathematics problem with yourself in the center and everything coming out equal. When you are good, bad things can still happen. And if you are bad, you can still be lucky.’
‘Sisters are supposed to be people you’re close to, aren’t they. You may not like them much, but you’re still close to them.’
‘If our sex life were determined by our first youthful experiments, most of the world would be doomed to celibacy. In no area of human experience are human beings more convinced that something better can be had only if they persevere.’
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