It was one of those moments when you feel the future so much that it humbles the present. Her absence was palpable, even though she was still in the room.

I don’t know what boldness came over me, but the resolute heaviness of Dash’s demeanor threatened to crush my soul. My pinky finger crept over and nestled against his, for comfort. Like a magnet, his pinky finger latched onto and intertwined with mine. I like magnets a whole lot.

From the time I was a baby, my mom took me to the library at least once a week. Librarians were like Mary Poppins to me. They always knew how to match a book to my mood or to whatever I was going through at the time. I could always find peace in books.
pg 151

I am listening and I am listening because what I’m playing isn’t something I’m thinking about, it’s something I’m feeling all over.

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