Passivity can be poison, but it can also lead you to that stinging slap in the face that makes you realize you’re a mess.
Olson’s most remarkable accomplishment, among many in this extraordinary book, is that she allows the reader to feel the thrill in creation.
“There are any number of times during the interminable two hours and seventeen minutes of running time when I felt like my soul would shrivel up and die.”
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“What happened to our sister would always be at the center of our lives. My family, the four of us now, would be planets forever revolving around that moment.”
“Let me whisper in your ear. It’s just the two of us. Come on, you can tell me. Or rather, it’s okay, I can tell you. The confession.”
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