Eight Hundred Grapes
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Read between December 26 - December 26, 2018
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Maybe that was just childhood? You hurry up, pick the opposite path, try to make childhood end. Then, as an adult, you have no idea why you were running away. What, exactly, you needed so desperately to get away from.
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The family resemblance, right around the mouth.” He motioned around his own mouth.
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Da fuck!?
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Licorice is the best candy there is, and, as an added bonus, it has been used since ancient times for a variety of medicinal purposes. Including the relieving of stress.”
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I hate this guy already.
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The gooey, cheesy mess, sweet and salty with the first taste. The tomatoes as sweet as strawberries, the whole-wheat noodles buttery tender.
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I remembered why I had wanted us to sign it. I’d been having a hard time in law school, and part of me had wanted to come home and quit. But that was what coming home felt like to me. Quitting.
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Hmmm maybe you should take over the damn thing yoursef?
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Sixteen-year-old guys are so stupid they don’t know yet what stupid even means.
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haha
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Jacob was a tattletale—why did that surprise me? Of course he was. The man lived on licorice.
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Oh i guess that those two traits somehow coincide
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“Thing is, either way we cut it, we shouldn’t test the people we love,” he said. “We do, but it’s shitty and ultimately, regardless of what they did or didn’t do, we’re the ones who feel like we failed.”
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eight hundred grapes
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Oh look, the name of the book!
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Apparently when your parents split up, it didn’t matter if you were a grown-up, it turned you into a five-year-old again: wanting them to promise you that everything was going to be okay.
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Thats only if you never accept that your parents are human too and just emotional creatures
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The idea was that the two parts in a concerto, the soloist and the orchestra, alternate episodes of opposition and cooperation in the creation of the musical flow. In the creation of synchronization.
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Love
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Growing up is never idyllic, is it? Or it’d be called something else.”
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He nodded. “We are all complicated people,” he said.
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Licorice man has a soul
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And Ben. Her father.
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Dun dun dun!!!
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“He’s a city kid. Not much for the outdoors.” Murray shrugged. “I’m working on it.”
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True for many of us city kids
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you can give something the strength at the beginning that it needs later on. Before it even knows how it’s going to need it.
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terroir wasn’t just about the land. It was also about the winemaker, how he interacted with that land, bringing out different things in the geography and climate than someone else might.
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Jacob.
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Ugh totally predicted that and are you kidding me? Kinda obvious.
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“I’m Jacob McCarthy,” he said.
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Okay maybe I was wrong but still I’m suspicious if this is another love interest.
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“I want to run it.”
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Called it.
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Then he kissed me.
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Called it!