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I had wondered if all mothers shared a fear of how vibrant and alive their children were.
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Sometimes the dreams that come true are the dreams you never even knew you had.

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Loss could be used as a measure of beauty in a woman.

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Your first kiss is destiny knocking.

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I fell in love with you again; While you were away - Jack Salmon

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I wanted to be a novelist for so long.

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But, he also said it because part of him wanted more of her, this cold woman who was not exactly cold, this rock who was not stone.

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She told her journal about me passing by her in the parking lot, about how on that night I had touched her-literally, she felt it, reached out. What I had looked like then. How she dreamed about me. How she had fashioned the idea that a spirit could be a sort of second skin for someone, a protective layer somehow. How maybe if she was assiduous she could free us both. I would read over her shoulder as she wrote down her thoughts and wonder if anyone might believe her one day.
When she was imagining me, she felt better, less alone, more connected to something out there. To someone out there. She saw the corn field in her dreams, and a new world opening, a world where maybe she could find a foothold too.
"You're a really good poet Ruth," she imagined me saying, and her journal would release her into a daydream of being such a good poet that her words had the power to resurrect me.

— Alice Sebold

I focused very hard on the dead geranium in his line of vision. I thought if I could make it bloom he would have his answer. In my heaven it bloomed. In my heaven geranium petals swirled in eddies up to my waist. On Earth nothing happened ... I stood alone in a sea of bright petals.

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I was not in the bathroom, in the tub, or in the spigot; I did not hold court in the mirror above her head or stand in miniature at the tip of every bristle on Lindsey's or Buckley's toothbrush. In some way I could not account for- had they reached a state of bliss? were my parents back together forever? had Buckley begun to tell someone his troubles? would my father's heart truly heal?- I was done yearning for them, needing them to yearn for me. Though I still would. Though they still would. Always.

— Alice Sebold

I can't describe what I'm feeling," she said. "To anyone.

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Susie?" "Yes?" "Just have fun, kid.

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To transform experience and thought into language and narrative - that is beautiful even if that beauty is in brokenness.

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I missed her then but it was an odd sort of missing because by then, I knew the meaning of forever.

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She was unaware that she was somewhat of a celebrity up in heaven. I had told people about her, what she did, how she observed moments of silence up and down the city and wrote small individual prayers in her journal, and the story had travelled so quickly that women lined up to know she had found where they'd been killed. She had fans in heaven ... Meanwhile, for us, she was doing important work, work that most people on Earth were too frightened even too contemplate.

— Alice Sebold

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