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Wendy Xu

Maybe don’t for another minute be afraid of anything. Because swimming is really useful against drowning which you didn’t know until you tried it. And then your life was just massive regret. And then you thought about three purple blossoms in the hair of a beautiful girl. —  Wendy Xu, “Please Stand A While Longer… Continue reading Wendy Xu

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Wendy Xu

And Then It Was Less Bleak Because We Said So Today there has been so much talk of things exploding into other things, so much that we all become curious, that we all run outside into the hot streets and hug.  Romance is a grotto of eager stones anticipating light, or a girl whose teeth… Continue reading Wendy Xu

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Kazuo Ishiguro

What is the point of worrying oneself too much about what one could or could not have done to control the course one’s life took? Surely it is enough that the likes of you and I at least try to make our small contribution count for something true and worthy. And if some of us… Continue reading Kazuo Ishiguro

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Michael Ondaatje

A love story is not about those who lose their heart but about those who find that sullen inhabitant who, when it is stumbled upon, means the body can fool no one, can fool nothing— not the wisdom of sleep or the habit of social graces. It is a consuming of oneself and the past.… Continue reading Michael Ondaatje

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