This week I’m featuring quotes from Harriet Reuter Hapgood’s The Square Root of Summer.
Whatever just happened, it definitely only happened to me. Or it happened to us both, but I’m the only one who saw it– we’re at opposite sides of the event horizon. The point of no return. I don’t want to think about which side I’m on.
Until then, I’d thought it all happened at the same time: I was born/she died. No one had ever told me there’d been a moment, in between, when I’d had a mami.
It’s as though every time there’s a moment like that, where I think I’m better, there has to be something sad to balance it out.
This kiss is changing the universe. I have butterflies, the earthquake-in-Brazil kind, as I pull away.
I’m ready to live in the world again, but the world won’t let me.