It hurts me when you do not want to hurt me.
I said, ‘I need to know how he died.’
He flipped back and pointed at, ‘Why?’
So I can stop inventing how he died. I’m always inventing.
She said, “Do you have more things that you need, or more that you don’t need?” I said, “It depends on what it means to need.
I put my hands into the pockets of all his jackets
We shared the smile of recognizing ourselves in each other.
The end of suffering does not justify the suffering, and so there is no end to suffering,
If I’d been someone else in a different world I’d’ve done something different, but I was myself and the world was the world, so I was silent.
After the blessings, and before eating, Jacob and Julia would go to each of the children, hold his head, and whisper into his ear something of which they were proud that week. The extreme intimacy of the fingers in the hair, the love that wasn’t secret but had to be whispered, sent tremors through the filaments of the dimmed bulbs. After
Isn’t it strange how upset people get about a few dozen baseball players taking growth hormones, when we’re doing what were doing to our food animals and feeding them to our children?
We know, at least, that this decision (ending factory farming) will help prevent deforestation, curb global warming, reduce pollution, save oil reserves, lessen the burden on rural America, decrease human rights abuses, improve publish health, and help eliminate the most systematic animal abuse in history.