Friday, April 22, 2011

excerpts from vanishing acts

"when you're pregnant, you can think of nothing but having your own body to yourself again; yet after giving birth you realize that the biggest part of you is somehow external, subject to all sorts of dangers and disappearance, so you spend the rest of your life trying to figure out how to keep her close enough for comfort"

"when I was sophie's age, I would hear my father say things like I have lost my wife in a car accident, and it made no sense to me: if he knew where she was, why didn't he just go find her?"

"it took me a lifetime to realize things don't get lost if they don't have value- you don't miss what you don't care about"


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