When I read, I love to lift out quotes that speak to me and remind me of the story long after I’ve read the last page. Here are three to ponder. Enjoy!
… good friends are durable. They’re meant to survive the gaps in growing pains.
Dumplin’ (a kindle version) by Julie Murphy
A corner is always temporary; it can be backed out of. Humans forget this…and flail away fruitlessly whenever they find themselves stuck. It is better to sit still, maybe take a na, right there in the offending “corner” and see what come to one. Like magic, after a rest, all corners develop windows? Passageways, doors!
page 52 of The Chicken Chronicles by Alice Walker
My grief is not like a cloud or an atmosphere: it has an actual physical weight and presence. Sometimes it assumes the shape of a heavy blanket or tiny weights suspended from every finger , lobe and eyelash; or it can be a boulder or a suitcase needing to be pushed or dragged.
page 46 in The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild