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I have to say that although it broke my heart, I was, and still am, glad I was there.
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It was one of those moments of perfect tiredness, of having conquered not only the work at hand, but the night who had blocked the way.

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If you can't imagine it, think clumsy silence. Think bits and pieces of floating despair. And drowning in a train.

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When finally she finished and stood herself up, he put his arm around her, best-buddy style, and they walked on. There was no request for a kiss. Nothing like that. You can love Rudy for that, if you like.

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The city buildings in the distance are holding up the sky, it seems.

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Disbelief held me down inside my footsteps, making my body heavy but my heart wild.

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Sometimes people are beautiful. Not in looks. Not in what they say. Just in what they are.

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For two days I went about my business. I travelled the globe as always, handing souls to the conveyor belt of eternity.

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He's waking her in every moment.
Disturbing her.
Reaching through her and abandoning her at the same time.
He throws her down and takes her and cuts her open. The bedspring leaks - a howling, desperate noise of falling down and springing up, even though they don't want to. Refusal is pointless. Complaint has no use. Some crying crawls to the doorway where I stand. It hobbles out from the gap in the door and lands at my feet

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I tell me:
Let these words be footsteps, because I have a long way to travel. Let the words walk the dirty streets. Let them make their way across the crying grass. Let them stand and breathe and pant smoke in winter evenings. And when they're tired and have fallen down, let them buckle to their feet ad arc around me, watchful.
I want these words to be actions.
Give them flesh and bones, I say to me, and eyes of hunger and desire, so they can write and fight me through the night.

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We used to languish when we walked, or sidle down the street like dogs that have just done something wrong. Now Rube walks upright, because he's on the attack.

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I collect my thoughts as if they will stain me, murder me, and then resurrect me.
Markus Zusak, When Dogs Cry

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They ignore the reality that a new version of the same old problem will be waiting at the end of the trip-

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I saw him hip-deep in some icy water, chasing a book, and I saw a boy lying in bed, imagining how a kiss would taste from his glorious next-door neighbor.

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I have to say that although it broke my heart, I was, and still am, glad I was there.

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It was a style not of perfection, but warmth. Even mistakes had a good feeling about them

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