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It was not generally realized that what children mostly wanted was to be left alone.
In our delirium, most of us wanted to talk. We babbled, by email, on the phone, around kitchen tables. We knew there was a greater reckoning ahead, but we could not quite feel it yet. Sheer amazement kept getting in the way.
I was the basest of readers. All I wanted was my own world, and myself in it, given back to me in artful shapes and accessible form.
It was common enough, to see so much death and want a child. Common, therefore human, and he wanted it all the more. When the wounded were screaming, you dreamed of sharing a little house somewhere, of an ordinary life, a family line, connection.
No one knew about the squirrel's skull beneath her bed, but no one wanted to know.
Above all, she wanted to look as though she had not given the matter a moment's thought, and that would take time.
The world she ran through loved her and would give her what she wanted and would let it happen.
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This book, conceived in sorrow, composed in grief, and constructed at the brink of despair, contains my mind's best thoughts, and my soul's triumph over the powers of darkness.
Isaac Mayer Wise
June 21, 1948
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