“But compassion isn’t about solutions. It’s about giving all the love that you’ve got.” (99)
“You loathe yourself, and yet you’re consumed by the grandiose ideas you have about your own importance. You’re up too high and down too low. Neither is the place where we get any work done.” (58)
“I’ll never know, and neither will you of the life you don’t choose. We’ll only know that whatever that sister life was, it was important and beautiful and not ours. It was the ghost ship that didn’t carry us. There’s nothing to do but salute it from the shore.” (248)
“I didn’t even believe in God, but I still felt that he owed me something.” (144)
“They both violated your trust, but your husband committed the graver offense. He took a vow. She only took a job.
I don’t point this out in order to dismiss her transgression, but rather to call your attention to a dynamic that’s worth examining. To have a covert love affair with one member of the couple who employs you is bad form indeed, but why is your rage focused on her rather than him? Is it possible that you’ve subconsciously redirected your anger to the safer party, since hating her doesn’t require you to dismantle your life, as hating him would?” (111)
so, advice columns is a thing, huh? it’s been forever since i had one, and it was more of a column than a question/answer thing, and this approach is something else. it’s way more personal than anything i’ve ever read, and somehow less obnoxious than it sounds. funny then, that i would pull the quotes that pertain most to sense of entitlement and the unknown. i’m glad that nia vardalos suggested this one, and i look forward to reading wild, as it is currently on my bookshelf.
libraries used: mimico, annette street, bloor/gladstone, lillian smith
duolingo status: 290 day streak, 2362 lingots, italian level 16,french translation tier 9
raptors record: 6-1 (leading the east, in a three-way tie for best in the league)
first slow cook success: sisterwives’ (and justin) beef stew
tearjerker: riding the bus with my sister
donated to the library: the block party soundtrack
date night: chicken and waffle club sandwich and st. vincent