Borrowed Words

“In what remains the greatest definition of love, Tom Stoppard described the real thing as “knowledge of each other, not of the flesh but through the flesh, knowledge of self, the real him, the real her, in extremis, the mask slipped from the face.” And yet the grandest paradox of love — the source of…… Continue reading

Borrowed Words

Quotes from When Breath Becomes Air

1. “We often sneaked out at night to, for example, sing “American Pie” beneath the window of the captain of the cheerleading team. (Her father was a local minister and so, we reasoned, less likely to shoot). After I was caught returning at dawn from one such late-night escapade, my worried mother thoroughly interrogated me […]…… Continue reading Quotes from When Breath Becomes Air

Borrowed Words

My grandfather and I were looking through some photographs when we stumbled upon an old shot of him dancing at a party with my grandmother, who had died several years before. He put his arm around me and said, ‘Always remember that even if something doesn’t last forever, it doesn’t mean that it’s not worth…… Continue reading

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Sometimes you find yourself trying to let go of something But it’s like, you have been swimming on the ocean for a very very long time And you feel like you belong there You are one with the waves The warmth of the water And your body moves in sync with the ocean And you…… Continue reading