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The Vanishing Half
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"Kennedy is not a character I enjoy" Jun 25, 2022 05:34PM

 
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"Weird parenting moments and enjoyed learning about Ken Jennings." Jun 25, 2022 05:31PM

 
A Fine Balance
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"The instances of bullying feel especially heartbreaking with all that is happening in the world." May 30, 2022 06:40AM

 
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Muriel Barbery
“This pause in time, within time ... When did I first experience the exquisite sense of surrender that is only possible with another person? The peace of mind one experiences on one's own, one's certainty of self in the serenity of solitude, are nothing in comparison to the release and openness and fluency one shares with another, in close companionship ...”
Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Lisa See
“But then this is how it is for women everywhere. You experience one lapse in conscience, in how low you think you'll go, in what you'll accept, and pretty soon you're at the bottom”
Lisa See, Shanghai Girls

Maria Semple
“I can pinpoint that as the single happiest moment of my life, because I realized then that Mom would always have my back. It made me feel giant. I raced back down the concrete ramp, faster than I ever had before, so fast I should have fallen, but I didn't fall, because Mom was in the world.”
Maria Semple, Where'd You Go, Bernadette
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Pablo Neruda
“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”
Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda
I Like For You To Be Still

I like for you to be still
It is as though you are absent
And you hear me from far away
And my voice does not touch you
It seems as though your eyes had flown away
And it seems that a kiss had sealed your mouth
As all things are filled with my soul
You emerge from the things
Filled with my soul
You are like my soul
A butterfly of dream
And you are like the word: Melancholy

I like for you to be still
And you seem far away
It sounds as though you are lamenting
A butterfly cooing like a dove
And you hear me from far away
And my voice does not reach you
Let me come to be still in your silence
And let me talk to you with your silence
That is bright as a lamp
Simple, as a ring
You are like the night
With its stillness and constellations
Your silence is that of a star
As remote and candid

I like for you to be still
It is as though you are absent
Distant and full of sorrow
So you would've died
One word then, One smile is enough
And I'm happy;
Happy that it's not true”
Pablo Neruda

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