It will make you speechless

“So this is reality, I thought.  It’s hot and bare and permanent, it’s broken and chipped and huge, it will last forever, even in ruins, it will make you speechless.”

– Susanna Kaysen, Cambridge

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  1. Posted April 4, 2014 at 5:27 am | Permalink

    Sometimes the things you post feel as if I’ve been scanned and the most potent emotions are translated to some amazing quote or a beautiful essay of yours.

    Thank you.

    admin Reply:

    What an incredibly generous and kind thing to say. Thank you. xox

  2. Posted April 4, 2014 at 6:10 am | Permalink

    After reading the reviews of that book, I was wondering if you’d read it. Maybe you’ll do a review too?

    admin Reply:

    I did read it. It’s a awfully close to my life story! I don’t think I will review though. xox

  3. Posted April 4, 2014 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    Haunting and beautiful.

  4. Posted April 6, 2014 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    I just picked Cambridge up on a whim, and immediately thought of you. Glad you’ve already found it.

    The boathouse on the cover was built by the George B.H. Macomber Co. in 1907, btw.

  5. Posted April 7, 2014 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

    On my bedroom floor, I have a page from a magazine lying next to my nightstand. It’s been there for about four days, serving as a reminder to email you about the book review I read there. It is, of course, this book, Cambridge, which you’ve quoted here.