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Cocoa Beach Cocoa Beach by Beatriz Williams
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“To Florida -- its dreamers, its builders, its mavericks, and its scoundrels. (Sometimes all four at.)”
Beatriz Williams, Cocoa Beach
“Across the road, at the edge of the yellow beach, an especially large wave rises to the sky, gathering strength and power, until it can't bear the strain any longer and dives for shore in a long, elegant undulation, from north to south. An instant later, the boom reaches us, like the firing of a seventy-five-millimeter artillery shell -- a sound I know all too well. My nerves flinch obediently.”
Beatriz Williams, Cocoa Beach
tags: ocean, ptsd
“I was reminded of Jason and the women of Lemnos.”
Beatriz Williams, Cocoa Beach
“The lesson sank through the pores of my skin and into my bones. Say as little as possible about yourself. Don’t attract attention. Follow the rules. Be self-sufficient. Never, ever ask for help.”
Beatriz Williams, Cocoa Beach
“constant propping up from the world around her. Because it does things to your head, you know, when your face’s the only thing people seem to care about. I suppose the psychologists have a word for it. In any case, in the end they’re a great deal of trouble, these professional beauties.”
Beatriz Williams, Cocoa Beach
“I had the best of times. I’m not the sort of chap who’s going to grovel on about what a stupid, callow fool he was in his salad days, how it was all a great waste of time, nothing but ruination.”
Beatriz Williams, Cocoa Beach
“Every woman who sets out on her own should have a means of protecting herself. The male sex is endowed with the greater share of physical strength. A pistol is a means of redressing that imbalance.”
Beatriz Williams, Cocoa Beach
“Complicit in our little household fraud. The innocent ones always understand more than you think.”
Beatriz Williams, Cocoa Beach
“Long ago, I had learned that you could imagine anything you wanted, that the space inside your head belonged to you. Furnished and decorated and inhabited only by you, so that your insides teemed and seethed while your outward aspect remained serene.”
Beatriz Williams, Cocoa Beach
“I was not falling in love; I was certainly not falling in love. Love was a fiction, written by Nature to disguise her real purpose. This sick, breathless sensation in my belly was only biology. This heat on my nerves. Only the instinct to procreate. Or something else, maybe. The recognition of imminent danger.”
Beatriz Williams, Cocoa Beach
“I didn't reply I didn't think I could. I felt sick, perspiring, the way you do when you stand by yourself on the brink of some vertiginous cliff, and the whole world undulates around you, and you're overcome by the tantalizing power of suicide. The death that lies within your immediate grasp. A single, easy step.”
Beatriz Williams, Cocoa Beach
“I had learned that you could imagine anything you wanted, that the space inside your head belonged only to you. Furnished and decorated and inhabited only by you, so that your insides teemed and seethed while your outward aspect remained serene. “You’ve”
Beatriz Williams, Cocoa Beach
“I’m wearing one of Clara’s hats, which are much smarter than mine, close and brimless like a cap. Isn’t it funny, how a smart new hat gives you moral strength?”
Beatriz Williams, Cocoa Beach
“Two o’clock in the morning with a newborn is the loneliest hour in the world.”
Beatriz Williams, Cocoa Beach
“I had learned that you could imagine anything you wanted, that the space inside your head belonged only to you. Furnished and decorated and inhabited only by you, so that your insides teemed and seethed while your outward aspect remained serene.”
Beatriz Williams, Cocoa Beach