be here now

He pointed out a few things here and there, white light shining off his bald head, but mostly, he said nothing, and mostly, I pretended to be interested in walls while watching him move, look, change, turn.

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i knew i’d know when i knew

I held it in place with my tongue until I’d located the airport’s security checkpoint and then I bit down into it, checking the watch on my left hand and beginning to kick off my shoes.

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smothered, covered, capped

“It’s in here,” I said out loud, moving slowly and straining to see things. I felt linoleum underfoot, saw triangular patterns painted onto the floor.

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it’s too soon to choose

“I’d like to keep getting to know you,” I said cautiously, and I heard him sigh on the other end of the line. My room was dark now, my head on my pillow already. “I can’t tell you how happy I am to hear you say that,” he said quietly.

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the best way possible

“I have a question for everyone in the room except Jace,” he said, smiling. Everyone laughed.

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Songs She Wrote

She looked desperate to me sometimes, like she almost wanted to throw herself in that machine, to end whatever strange thing was happening to her.

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I said “I know”

Rose was still going to be wild, yeah, and that was kind of terrifying, but she was at least wild about me. I could feel it, see it in her crazy eyes, the way she’d get so secretly mad at me when I’d just say “I know.”

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the real trick of it

After I had laughed and cried and gone off for a while, I just sat there, petting the dog. The tears felt cool on my cheeks now and they weren’t coming anymore. 

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Spice Girls: “When four become one…”

Friday Night Our homes were like ships, and all of them had started to flood. We knew the flooding was going to continue for a long time and that it would, inevitably, ruin and end us. All we could do, really, was watch it unfold with interest while waiting for even more bad things to […]

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Dreams and Signs and Shepherds

It’s like beginning to get better after you’ve been sick for a while; your appetite’s only halfway there and walking up stairs makes you tired.

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