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Meg Haston

Paperweight

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    Xiomara Canizalesцитує3 роки тому
    You never loved me; you loved the sickness in me.
    Мария Подрядчиковацитує3 роки тому
    I think that maybe for some people, family is just the people you’re standing next to when awful things happen.
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    most of us needed a little something extra to be okay.
    Sofiaцитує3 роки тому
    But wouldn’t you rather be real and flawed, then some synthetic perfect girl who never really lived?”
    Alex Fitchцитує3 роки тому
    All of me stitched together and straining at the seams.
    Xiomara Canizalesцитує3 роки тому
    ‘The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off’
    Evelina Todorovaцитуєминулого місяця
    You’ve been fighting. You’ve been at war. Only you’ve been at war with yourself. All that anger, all that grief, you’re funneling it right back into your body.
    zraddinaцитує9 місяців тому
    I believe, Stevie, that human beings . . . we’re oriented toward health.”
    “Meaning . . .”
    “Meaning, your body wants to heal. Your mind wants to heal. If you can get to a place where you let your mind and body do what they want to do, you will start to move toward health.”
    “Yeah.” I sniff and stare over her shoulder. “Can I ask you a question?”
    “Of course.”
    “What’s the deal with the paper cranes?”
    “There’s not a deal, really. I like the process. I like making something with my hands. And the cranes themselves are meant to symbolize peace. Some believe that they symbolize recovery. I like that idea.”
    “Oh.”
    “If you’d like, I can teach you.”
    I nod. “That would be . . . Thanks.” If I let my eyelids drop just a little, the desert gets hazy
    zraddinaцитує9 місяців тому
    It makes me wonder what makes anybody family. I think that maybe for some people, family is just the people you’re standing next to when awful things happen.
    zraddinaцитує9 місяців тому
    issues. It’s the reason we got this way to begin with. The reason a single caloric unit takes on such importance, the reason the pound becomes our currency of worth. These are things we can manage.
    Here in this artificial world, it is
    zraddinaцитує9 місяців тому
    mean learning to honor him in a way that’s healthy for you. I just believe, really strongly, that he would want that for you.”
    I let myself nod. “Yeah. Okay.”
    zraddinaцитує9 місяців тому
    hurting.
    “I don’t know what to do,” I say.
    “You’re doing it. You’re grieving his loss, and that will look different every minute of every day. But I think a really important part of your process will be learning to honor him.”
    “I’m trying, though.”
    zraddinaцитує9 місяців тому
    am surprised to realize that a tiny part of me wants to tell her about swimming last night. If only to prove that I’m not a total freak. Somewhere inside me there’s a fragment of a normal girl who sneaks out and laughs too loud and gets caught doing things that aren’t so bad.
    “I don’t think I like the new girl
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    I only know this way of being, not quite alive, not quite dead. Not quite. “There’s nothing else to do.” I need
    zraddinaцитує9 місяців тому
    You make it sound easy,” I say.
    She shakes her head. “It’s the hardest thing you’ll ever do
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    Like allowing yourself to grieve, and feel sadness. Like giving this whole treatment thing a real shot. Like living, Stevie.”
    zraddinaцитує9 місяців тому
    How is it that their relationship made you so angry?” What she really wants to know is why.But shrinks don’t ask why, even when they should. It’s against their code or something.
    “It’s just . . .” I close my eyes and am back in Le Crâpeau, its walls closing in around me. I remember the glittery glint on Josh’s shoulder, and the rage returns, fresh. It’s been here all along. “She was mine. Just . . . a friend that was just mine. I needed that, you know? I never had it before.”
    “You felt . . . almost territorial. Did you ever tell Josh or Eden how angry you felt about their relationship?”
    “Josh knew I was pissed. He kept seeing her, though. I would find pieces of her on him—like he
    zraddinaцитує9 місяців тому
    When an intelligent animal is held in captivity for too long, terrible things can happen. It can get depressed, or even violent. When an animal’s world shrinks, the smallest nothings become the biggest somethings. It lives sicker and dies sooner. It gives up before its time.
    “Stevie? Mail!” The male nurse is probably supposed to make me come to him, but he’s one of the nicer ones.
    Haleyцитує2 роки тому
    this step, Stephanie.” For a second it seems like she’s going to grasp my hands
    Haleyцитує2 роки тому
    barren riverbeds.
    “I’m so happy you’ve chosen to take this step, Stephanie.” For a second it seems like she’s going to grasp my hands in hers, maybe
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