“If you think this has a happy ending, you haven’t been paying attention.”
Re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.
“We had philosophical differences.”
“Your beauty. It meant more to me than it did to them.”