It’s hardest to love the ordinary things, she said, but you get lots of opportunities to practice.
ready to ride as soon as they decide whether they want to go in the direction they’re all facing or whether that’d be too easy
I think my life would be easier, she said, if I could just get my selves to agree on something.
The secret is not in your hand or your eye or your voice, my aunt told me once. The secret is in your heart. Of course, she said, knowing that doesn’t make it any easier.
I’m just going to hide here in this paper bag until death comes, she said. It could be a long time, I said. There was a pause & then her head popped out. You think I should have a hobby while I wait? she said.
Why is peace so hard? she said & I said peace is easy. Keeping our mouths shut is hard.
When do you get to be a grown-up? she said. When you can read & write & lie without laughing, I said & her eyes got big & she said she didn’t know it was that hard