Older doesn’t always mean wiser, my grandfather once said. Sometimes it just means older.
It’s much easier, he told me, if you like the parts you like & you like the parts you don’t like. Is that some Eastern thing? I said & he said not really since he was from Idaho & it worked there just fine.
collecting little mementos to prove her theory that this is a vale of tears & my advice is you damn well better stay out of her way
I try not to lie on days I didn’t get enough sleep, my sister told me. It feels good just to be transparent.
Most people she never tells about the tightrope because she doesn’t want to listen to their helpful comments from the ground.
doesn’t usually advise eating chocolate for breakfast unless you’re absolutely convinced that’s the kind of advice you need
I’m not so good at taking my own advice, she said, but that doesn’t mean I don’t know what’s right.
I didn’t listen to him because he was my father & wouldn’t know anything until I was much older.
I didn’t listen to her because she was my mother & wouldn’t know anything until I was much older.
I’d like to leave you with something valuable, she said. You probably already have, I said, but we take most of our lives to remember that, even in the best of times