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Jonathan Franzen

I guess my life hasn’t always been happy, or easy, or exactly what I want. At a certain point, I just have to try not to think too much about certain things, or else they’ll break my heart. — Jonathan Franzen, Freedom. (Farrar, Straus and Giroux; First edition, August 31, 2010)

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Cynthia Huntington

My heart is small and bright as a crabapple on a branch reached over the stone wall to wave its leafy selves over the street. My heart, watch it shine and dance, hooked on a thread of blood, a stem threaded back to the root, ripening to drop into earth fulfilled. — Cynthia Huntington, from… Continue reading Cynthia Huntington

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