Thursday, September 08, 2005

Some quotes from a good book

"You will say goodbye for all the right reasons. You're tired of living in wait for his apocalypse. You have your own fight on your hands, and though it's no bigger or more noble than his, it will require all of your energy. It's you who has to hold on to the earth. You have to tighten your grip -- which means letting go of him."


"You don't see him again. Sometimes you worry that he loved you better than any man ever has or will l- even if it had nothing to do with you. Even now, he is every blue blazer getting into a cab, every runner along the river, every motorcycle coming and going."


"I say that we met after college in New York, and that over the years we had a succession of boyfriends but weren't so happy with any of them. We were always asking each other, 'Is this all we can expect?'
'Then,' I say, 'there was our sea-horse period, when we were told that we didn't need mates; we were supposed to make ourselves happy just bobbing around in careers. Finally, Sophie met Max. He gets how funny and generous and wholehearted she is. He understands what a big person she is, and yet he doesn't want to crush her. Max is the man Sophie didn't know if she could hope for.'"

A Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing, Melissa Bank