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“I will continue my path, but I will keep a memory always.”
Rosie Thomas, Iris & Ruby
“Like so many plain cups on the shelves. You can reach for them, use them without thinking. Most of them don't matter. Sometimes you lose your grip on one of them and it falls and smashes to piece, and you shrug and say to yourself, what a pity. Then you reach for the cup that you use every day, one that you love and use so often that as you stretch out your hand it is already making the shape that fits its curve. You are certain that yesterday it was in its proper place, but now there is nothing. Just air. You have lost something that was so familiar, so much a part of your life that you were not even looking for it. Just expecting it to be there, as always.”
Rosie Thomas, Iris & Ruby
“Christmas works like glue, it keeps us all sticking together.”
Rosie Thomas, Iris & Ruby
“I need them and they need me to need them”
Rosie Thomas, Iris & Ruby
“I am afraid of reduction. After a lifetime's independence- yes, selfish independence- I am terrified of being reduced to childhood once more, to helplessness, to seas of confusion from which the cruel lucid intervals poke up like rock shoals. I don't want to sit in my chair and be fed, much less do I want to be handed over to medical professionals.”
Rosie Thomas, Iris & Ruby
“Let her be with her memories. Better that than be aware of this reality.”
Rosie Thomas, Iris & Ruby
tags: memory
“I've grieved enough for his life cut short and for mine for running on for so long with so little in it. It's weakness now, but I suppose I am crying out of a general sense of loss. Maybe I am mourning for the human condition.”
Rosie Thomas, Iris & Ruby
“Try to capture what you can't bear to be without”
Rosie Thomas, Iris & Ruby
“Learning is important. It is a way to make a life better for yourself and your family.”
Rosie Thomas, Iris & Ruby
“Some things I can never forget. I must not. Otherwise what do I have left?”
Rosie Thomas, Iris & Ruby
tags: memory
“The dead do not harm us, only the alive.”
Rosie Thomas, Iris & Ruby
tags: death, life
“I can only strive for what is important”
Rosie Thomas, Iris & Ruby
“Wherever you look there is so much loss and folly to contemplate.”
Rosie Thomas, Iris & Ruby
tags: death, loss
“Anything that makes it easier to understand, makes it a little easier to bear.”
Rosie Thomas, Iris & Ruby
“Got to go on, haven't we? Life goes on.”
Rosie Thomas, Iris & Ruby
tags: life
“I am not afraid of death, which after all can't be far away. What does frighten me, though, is the halfway stage.”
Rosie Thomas, Iris & Ruby
tags: death, fear
“The dead were just the dead, neither awful nor remarkable. History separated out these individuals and preserved their names where others were obilterated for ever.”
Rosie Thomas, Iris & Ruby
tags: death
“I am afraid of losing what I have already valued.”
Rosie Thomas, Iris & Ruby
tags: loss
“Love. The wide sea that one word conjures up, all the currents and tides and storms and oily swells of it.”
Rosie Thomas, Iris & Ruby
tags: love
“The future offers everything. Reach out and take whatever you want.”
Rosie Thomas, Iris & Ruby
tags: future
“Death preserves an ideal.”
Rosie Thomas, Iris & Ruby
tags: death
“It's the fragment of your past that explains why you have lived your life the way you have done and made the mistakes that you have made”
Rosie Thomas, Iris & Ruby
tags: life
“As well as remembering too little, I have seen too much”
Rosie Thomas, Iris & Ruby
tags: memory
“Death, when it's right there it doesn't seem too huge and terrible to let into your mind.”
Rosie Thomas, Iris & Ruby
tags: death
“When you're young, everything carries a twin charge of novelty and infinite possibility”
Rosie Thomas, Iris & Ruby
tags: youth
“The dead and not-yet dead, we are company all together.”
Rosie Thomas, Iris & Ruby
tags: death
“The richness of the whole world reduced to a choice that was not a choice at all, but a sentence.”
Rosie Thomas, Iris & Ruby
“They had lived and known glory, and then they were ddead. She was alive and they were not, and nothing but a heartbeat separated her from them”
Rosie Thomas, Iris & Ruby
tags: death, life