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Archive for September 2013

remnant 33: “There’s the story…”

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There’s the story, then there’s the real story, then there’s the story of how the story came to be told. Then there’s what you leave out of the story. Which is part of the story too. (p. 56)

MaddAddamMargaret Atwood

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September 20, 2013 at 9:09 pm

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remnant 32: hatred and viciousness

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But hatred and viciousness are addictive. You can get high on them. Once you’ve had a little, you start shaking if you don’t get more. (p. 11)

MaddAddam, Margaret Atwood

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September 16, 2013 at 4:20 pm

remnant 31: “Maybe like marriage in general”

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The ones that lived through winter lasted longer, a few months, by going into something like hibernation. “Diapause,” he called it, a pause in the normal schedule of growing up, mating, and reproducing. Somewhere in midlife, the cold or darkness of winter put them all on hold, shutting down their sex drive until further notice.

Like life in an uninsulated house, she thought. Maybe like marriage in general.

Flight Behavior, Barbara Kingsolver

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September 5, 2013 at 7:46 pm