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Call Me Zelda Call Me Zelda by Erika Robuck
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“The past would haunt when the present let up, and always, always the future would loom with its certainty of tragedy and pain.”
Erika Robuck, Call Me Zelda
“Remembrance. Even more, confession. It did always made the heavy things come loose.”
Erika Robuck, Call Me Zelda
“A storm of yellow notepads, broken pencils, papers, and books littered the tables and floor of the room, along with a collection of empty beer cans. It looked as if a party of wild librarians had just cleared out.”
Erika Robuck, Call Me Zelda
“Not longevity. Not peace. Not some chloroformed happiness. Not tranquility. They are all such common goals ... No. I want audacity. High color. Total independence.”
Erika Robuck, Call Me Zelda
“Though it was the end of February, the day was a lazy sort of cold. The sun slipped through the cloud in bursts, reminding the landscape that it was still there, prodding snow piles to relax into puddles and stirring sleeping seeds under the ground.”
Erika Robuck, Call Me Zelda
“The thing about trips is that all the trouble is in the anticipation.”
Erika Robuck, Call Me Zelda
“It was so good going down, but the aftertaste made you damn near hate it.”
Erika Robuck, Call Me Zelda
“Look at us. A line of symmetry. Two halves of a whole. Two peas in a pod. A pair of queens. Though your card, I must observe, has aged better than mine, which has been played too often.”
Erika Robuck, Call Me Zelda
“That's what happens with love. It ends. By death or separation.”
Erika Robuck, Call Me Zelda
“I often thought grief was like madness—the lack of control, the overwhelming waves of emotion with unexpected triggers, breathlessness, night sweats, nightmares, and the feeling of utter aloneness, like that of standing on a ledge in a violent wind.”
Erika Robuck, Call Me Zelda
“He thinks expression ruins me,” she said. “Why?” “Because he thinks he should be enough for me. He needs me to orbit him. He wishes to pluck me from orbit when he needs me and then send me back once he’s used me up.”
Erika Robuck, Call Me Zelda
“Nights are hard for anyone who has lived long enough,”
Erika Robuck, Call Me Zelda
“Grandbabies are life’s great gift.”
Erika Robuck, Call Me Zelda
“We can take on the suffering of others, not only for their redemption, but also for our own.”
Erika Robuck, Call Me Zelda
“The scent of honeysuckle hangs in the darkness like the thick glob of sugar at the bottom of a glass of lemonade.”
Erika Robuck, Call Me Zelda
“I walked down the hallway and entered the sitting room. A storm of yellow notepads, broken pencils, papers and books littered the tables and floor of the room, along with a collection of empty beer cans. It looked as if a party of wild librarians had just cleared out.”
Erika Robuck, Call Me Zelda