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“I read once that the ancient Egyptians had fifty words for sand & the Eskimos had a hundred words for snow. I wish I had a thousand words for love, but all that comes to mind is the way you move against me while you sleep & there are no words for that.”
Brian Andreas, Story People: Selected Stories & Drawings of Brian Andreas
“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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“She said she usually cried at least once each day not because she was sad, but because the world was so beautiful & life was so short.”
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“I was waiting for the longest time, she said. I thought you forgot.

It is hard to forget, I said, when there is such an empty space when you are gone.”
Brian Andreas, Story People: Selected Stories & Drawings of Brian Andreas
“You may not remember the time you let me go first.
Or the time you dropped back to tell me it wasn't that far to go.
Or the time you waited at the crossroads for me to catch up.
You may not remember any of those, but I do and this is what I have to say to you:

Today, no matter what it takes,
we ride home together.”
Brian Andreas, Traveling Light: Stories & Drawings for a Quiet Mind
“Anyone can slay a dragon ...but try waking up every morning and loving the world all over again. That's what takes a real hero.”
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“You're the strangest person I ever met, she said & I said you too & we decided we'd know each other a long time.”
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“Wanting him to come back before anyone notices part of the world has not moved since he left.”
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“We lay there and looked up at the night sky and she told me about stars called blue squares and red swirls and I told her I'd never heard of them. Of course not, she said, the really important stuff they never tell you. You have to imagine it on your own.”
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“I saw them standing there pretending to be just friends, when all the time in the world could not pry them apart. ”
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“She left pieces of her life behind her everywhere she went. It's easier to feel the sunlight without them, she said.”
Brian Andreas, Story People: Selected Stories & Drawings of Brian Andreas
“I once had a garden filled with flowers that grew only on dark thoughts but they need constant attention & one day I decided I had better things to do. ”
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“Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable & fall asleep & miss your life. ”
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“Time stands still best in moments that look suspiciously like ordinary life.”
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“I wish you could have been there for the sun & the rain & the long, hard hills. For the sound of a thousand conversations scattered along the road. For the people laughing & crying & remembering at the end. But, mainly, I wish you could have been there.”
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“Everything changed the day she figured out there was exactly enough time for the important things in her life.”
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“I don't really like coffee, she said, but I don't really like it when my head hits my desk when I fall asleep either. ”
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“I sometimes wake in the early morning & listen to the soft breathing of my child & I think to myself, this is one thing I will never regret & I carry that quiet with me all day long.”
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“If you're right & I'm not, I'm going to be hell to live with, she said. So, you better think about that next time you want to be right. ”
Brian Andreas
“Making Room:
When I first met him, I knew in a moment I would have to spend the next few days re-arranging my mind so there'd be room for him to stay.”
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“I've always liked the time before dawn because there's no one around to remind me who I'm supposed to be so it's easier to remember who I am.”
Brian Andreas, Trusting Soul
“They came to sit & dangle their feet off the edge of the world & after awhile they forgot everything but the good & true things they would do someday. ”
Brian Andreas
“I held her close for only a short time, but after she was gone, I'd see her smile on the face of a perfect stranger and I knew she would be there with me all the rest of my days.”
Brian Andreas, Strange Dreams: Collected Stories & Drawings
“There was a single blue line of crayon drawn across every wall in the house. What does it mean? I asked. A pirate needs the sight of the sea, he said and then he pulled his eye patch down and turned and sailed away.”
Brian Andreas, Story People: Selected Stories & Drawings of Brian Andreas
“Don't you hear it? She asked & I shook my head no & then she started to dance & suddenly there was music everywhere & it went on for a very long time & when I finally found words all I could say was thank you. ”
Brian Andreas, Story People: Selected Stories & Drawings of Brian Andreas
“I'm not sure if there's one right place I'm supposed to be, he said, but I know a couple of wrong places I'd give a second try in a heartbeat. ”
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“We sat in the car
& the night dropped
down until the
only sounds were
the crickets &
the dance of our voices

& for a moment
the world became
small enough to
roll back & forth
between us.”
Brian Andreas, Hearing Voices - Volume 5: Collected Stories and Drawings
“In the end, I think that I will like that we were sitting on the bed, talking & wondering where the time had gone.”
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“There are days I drop words of comfort on myself like falling leaves and remember that it is enough to be taken care of by my self.”
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“There are lives I can imagine without children but none of them have the same laughter & noise.”
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