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“It’s going to hurt until it doesn’t anymore.”
Jessica Park, 180 Seconds
“I love you, Allison. It happened when I wasn’t looking for it, when I didn’t know I needed it. But I fell in love with you so quickly and so smoothly. So without question.”
Jessica Park, 180 Seconds
“We are engaged in a form of intimacy that scares the absolute hell out of me. It’s as if there is a weight on my chest that I want to shove off, and I’ve never been this terrified before.
Or this whole and hopeful and connected.
My body starts to tremble. I want more of what I’m feeling, and I also want none of it.”
Jessica Park, 180 Seconds
“I like you,” he says. “…I think there’s something between us, and I’m very afraid that I’m going to do the wrong thing again and send you running. And I don’t want that. If you’re going to go running anywhere, I’d prefer that you come running to me.”
Jessica Park, 180 Seconds
“Say that you love me. Please. Because I am so goddamn in love with you that I can hardly breathe when we’re apart ….”
… “I do love you. I don’t remember what not being in love with you feels like.”
Jessica Park, 180 Seconds
“You can't reach what's in front of you until you let go of what's behind you.”
Jessica Park, 180 Seconds
“I don’t want closure. I don’t want this to be done. not with you.”
Esben moves to sit a bit closer and lowers his hand from the back of the couch, lightly grazing my shoulder with his fingers. “I like hearing that.”
“But I’m very fragile. And I don’t know how to do this. Whatever this is.”
“I know you’re fragile. I get that.” His touch lingers against me. “You’re also tougher than you think. You’re fighting right now, and fighters aren’t weak. But you don’t have to fight alone.”
Jessica Park, 180 Seconds
“Where is my human pillow? Where are my clothes? Why am I alone in this bed? Do I smell coffee? Do I have a headache because I drank too much tequila or because someone hit me over the head while I was sleeping when I got frisky?”
Jessica Park, 180 Seconds
“I wish I liked the real world more. I wish I could embrace life. I wish for so many things, and I have no idea if it’s possible for me to have them. I could try, maybe, but I have no clue where to start.”
Jessica Park, 180 Seconds
“I wasn't someone who needed an infant. It wasn't important to me to make bottles or see first steps or hear first words. Kindergarten, grade school....I didn't need to do any of that. I wanted to be a father, but being a father is about a lifetime of parenting, not just little-kid stuff.”
Jessica Park, 180 Seconds
“Those one hundred and eighty seconds with Esben somehow threw me into a whirlwind.
Either I get slammed to the ground by that force or I soar.”
Jessica Park, 180 Seconds
“You know what feels better than anything physical?” Esben looks at me for a long time. “How it feels to be falling for someone the way that I’m falling for you.”
Jessica Park, 180 Seconds
“It occurs to me that this boy has not faltered once in the time that I’ve known him. Not on any level. I reach my hand up, touch his chest, feel the muscles in his shoulder, and then run my palm down his arm, over the bracelets he always has on,”
Jessica Park, 180 Seconds
“It's going to hurt until it doesn't anymore.”
Jessica Park, 180 Seconds
“Whether I like it or not, he is taking in pieces of me, just as I am taking in pieces of him, too.”
Jessica Park, 180 Seconds
“Hold on to your one. Remember? I have you, and you have me. And when you’re lucky enough to find one—just one—person in this unforgiving life who makes everything worth it, who you love and trust and would kill for, then you hold on damn tight, because that’s probably all you get. We got this,” Steffi says with conviction.”
Jessica Park, 180 Seconds
“Eventually, my tears give out, my voice goes, and my throat is so raw that my body battles against my mind and shuts down my crying. There is nothing left in me now.”
Jessica Park, 180 Seconds
“That’s disappointing,” she says with exaggerated distress. “But at least it’s progress.” “Goodness, I’m so sorry you’re so sad about this.” “Did you just say ‘goodness’?” “Apparently. I don’t know why.” “How quaint of you. Perhaps I shall start exclaiming ‘Goodness!’ from now on. It has an old-fashioned ring to it. There’s no reason to get a bee in your bonnet, missy! Egad and fiddlesticks and dang it all! God save the queen!” “God save the queen? Really? How does that fit in here?” “I think it’s a nice substitution for swearing. I’m going to start using it, like, all the time, so get ready.”
Jessica Park, 180 Seconds
“You’re astounding.” He runs the back of his hand over my cheek. “No. The world is astounding. I told you people are mostly good. They really are.” “I”
Jessica Park, 180 Seconds
“The entire world has changed. So, there we go. That’s all.”
Jessica Park, 180 Seconds
“And I’m sorry . . .” I can’t find the words. “I’m just sorry. I think you made a mistake. A mistake with me.” This is the first time I say what I have been thinking for years. I’m not sure why it comes out now, but, generally speaking, I’m not sure of much.”
Jessica Park, 180 Seconds
“Late afternoon arrives, and I’m still unshowered and in my robe. The feel and smell and taste of Esben are all over me, and I love it.”
Jessica Park, 180 Seconds
“Amazing Grace.” Esben”
Jessica Park, 180 Seconds