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“I think my life would be easier, she said,
if I could just get my selves to agree on something.

Brian Andreas, Still Mostly True
“She learned to love him before he thought it was even possible, so he didn't have a chance to hide & mess it up & while it was a little scary at times, mainly he could not even imagine the world without her there.”
Brian Andreas, Trusting Soul
“I have a renewed commitment to elegance, she said, in case you think I'm just spending money for the fun of it. ”
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“I like geography best, he said, because your mountains & rivers know the secret. Pay no attention to boundaries.”
Brian Andreas, Story People: Selected Stories & Drawings of Brian Andreas
“Quiet Pride:
There has never been a day when I have not been proud of you, I said to my daughter, though some days I'm louder about other stuff so it's easy to miss that.”
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“Partners:
Tied together by stuff too difficult to explain to someone new”
Brian Andreas
“When I first discovered the moon, he said, I gave it a different name. But everyone kept calling it the moon. The real name never caught on.”
Brian Andreas, Story People: Selected Stories & Drawings of Brian Andreas
“The Wonder of it All:
Sitting there in your pajamas & all the time in the world & if I could keep any moment it would be this: watching you & holding my breath with the wonder of it all.”
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“Start here & go until you die, he said. What's so complicated about that? ”
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“Mr Right:
He loved her for almost everything she was & she decided that was enough to let him stay for a very long time.”
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“Smaller World:
I know he's not really gone, she said, but the world still feels smaller to me today.”
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“My grandma used to plant tomato seedlings in tin cans from tomato sauce & puree & crushed tomatoes she got from the Italian restaurant by her house, but she always soaked the labels off first. I don't want them to be anxious about the future, she said. It's not healthy. ”
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“Waiting for the pen to dry up so he can start fresh with thoughts that are worth new ink.”
Brian Andreas, Story People: Selected Stories & Drawings of Brian Andreas
“Life Plan:
I asked her what she planned to do with her life & she said she was way beyond that point already. I'm just happy I remember to be there when it happens, she said.”
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“Is there a lot of stuff you don't understand? she said & I said pretty much the whole thing & she nodded & said that's what she thought, but it was nice to hear it anyways & we sat there on the porch swing, listening to the wind & growing up together.”
Brian Andreas, Story People: Selected Stories & Drawings of Brian Andreas
“Side by Side:
We sat side by side in the morning light & looked out at the future together.”
Brian Andreas
“there are things you do because they feel right and they may make no sense and they may make no money and it may be the real reason we are here: to love each other and to eat each other's cooking and say it was good.”
Brian Andreas
“If you were smart, you'd probably spend more time stretching, he said & I said, If I were really smart, I'd probably spend more time just sitting in the shade drinking lemonade.”
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“Permanence:
Just because they die, she said, doesn't mean they go away.”
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“Quiet Spaces
We had gone far enough together to listen easily in the quiet spaces.”
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“Ten Commandments:
I asked her why she never told us about the Ten Commandments & she said she wasn't ever that good with numbers so she loved everything as best she could & I remember thinking who needs all those rules anyway with a mother like her around.”
Brian Andreas
“Quiet Prayer:
As long as the sun shall rise goes the old lovers vow. But we are children of a scientific age & have no time for poetry. Still, I offer a quiet prayer of thanks for the sunlight each time I see your face.”
Brian Andreas
“Hoping to Fall Out:
Leaning out as far as she can, hoping she'll fall soon, so she can stop worrying about whether it will happen or not.”
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“Almost Beyond:
She laid on my chest & her breathing filled me almost to beyond what I could hold.”
Brian Andreas
“She told me once that the year she went to England she painted her buttons yellow so she would remember what the sun felt like.”
Brian Andreas, Story People: Selected Stories & Drawings of Brian Andreas
“Treasures:
The most important thing you leave behind is the stuff that turns into treasures when children find it.”
Brian Andreas
“My grandmother used to say life was so much easier when you were simple-minded.
It’s taken me almost my whole life to understand what she meant.”
Brian Andreas, Still Mostly True
“She always camouflaged herself as a crowd. I've never been lonely, she said, but sometimes it's hard to think above the noise.”
Brian Andreas, Story People: Selected Stories & Drawings of Brian Andreas
“Invention:
I always wanted to invent something that would move around & make funny noises & would change the world as we know it & I forgot all about that until we had kids & now I see I came pretty close.”
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“Last Minute:
I have to buy all my presents at the last minute, she said, or I get too excited & just give them away.”
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