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You shouldnt rush, he said. There are no taste buds in your stomach.
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At the kitchen table she examined the glass of ice. Each cube was rounded by room temperature, dissolving in its own remains, and belatedly she understood that this was how a loved one disappeared. Despite the shock wave of walking into an empty flat, the absence isn't immediate, more a fade from the present tense you shared, a melting into the mast, not an erasure but a conversion in form, from presence to memory, from solid to liquid, and the person you once touched runs over your skin, now in sheets down your back, and you may bathe, may sink, may drown in the memory, but your fingers cannot hold it.

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Her father was the face of her morning and night, he was everything, so saturating Havaa's world that she could no more describe him than she could the air.

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Love, she learned, could reduce its recipient to an essential thing, as important as food or shelter, whose presence is not only longed for but needed.

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The bookcase tipped and the book covers opened like wings over an underbelly of white feathers, dirty with ink.

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Never forget the first three letters of confidence.

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[T]o some people ignorance is a sleeping mask they mistake for corrective lenses.

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A mother comforts, a mother cleans. A mother gives when any reasonable person would deny. Life might affix any number of labels to Vera- Russian, pensioner, widow, daughter- but when she looked to her washed-out reflection in the bathroom mirror, she saw only Lydia's mother.

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Akhmed summoned the arborist with small declarative memories, and Sonja let him go on longer than she otherwise would because she, too, had tried to resurrect by recitation, had tried to recreate the thing by drawing its shape in cinders, and hoped that by compiling lists of Natasha's favorite foods and songs and annoying habits, her sister might spontaneously materialize under the pressure of the particularities.

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Some people need at least a thousand kilometers between them to stay happily married. But

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The longing knotted into such a simple question was more than he could contemplate.

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At Grozny TV, the line between journalism and government propaganda is traversed as often as a Manhattan crosswalk.

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