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Joan Didion

  • lizethohar citeretfor 2 år siden
    From my mother I inherited my looks and a tendency to migraine.
  • strangenewemberhar citeretfor 2 år siden
    I did no good works but I tried to keep in touch.
  • gal3011har citeretsidste år
    This is a case in which I need more than words to find the meaning. This is a case in which I need whatever it is I think or believe to be penetrable, if only for myself.
  • gal3011har citeretsidste år
    As I recall this I realize how open we are to the persistent message that we can avert death.
    And to its punitive correlative, the message that if death catches us we have only ourselves to blame.
  • Elena Karhar citeretfor 2 måneder siden
    In time of trouble, I had been trained since childhood, read, learn, work it up, go to the literature. Information was control.
  • Elena Karhar citeretsidste måned
    We are imperfect mortal beings, aware of that mortality even as we push it away, failed by our very complication, so wired that when we mourn our losses we also mourn, for better or for worse, ourselves. As we were. As we are no longer. As we will one day not be at all.
  • Cecy Hermosillohar citeretfor 2 år siden
    It was in fact the ordinary nature of everything preceding the event that prevented me from truly believing it had happened, absorbing it, incorporating it, getting past it. I recognize now that there was nothing unusual in this: confronted with sudden disaster we all focus on how unremarkable the circumstances were in which the unthinkable occurred
  • Cecy Hermosillohar citeretfor 2 år siden
    Fires said we were home, we had drawn the circle, we were safe through the night. I lit the candles.
  • Cecy Hermosillohar citeretfor 2 år siden
    I did not always think he was right nor did he always think I was right but we were each the person the other trusted.
  • Cecy Hermosillohar citeretfor 2 år siden
    I understood the inevitability of each of their deaths. I had been expecting (fearing, dreading, anticipating) those deaths all my life. They remained, when they did occur, distanced, at a remove from the ongoing dailiness of my life.
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