A kind of light

“A kind of light spread out

from her. And everything

changed color. And the world

opened out. And a day was

good to waken to. And there

were no limits to anything.

And the people of the world

were good and handsome.

And I was not afraid any more.”

~John Steinbeck, East of Eden

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indesTructible

“I believe a strong woman may be stronger than a man, particularly if she happens to have love in her heart. I guess a loving woman is indestructible.”   

― John SteinbeckEast of Eden
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Memory

“She wasn’t happy, but then she wasn’t unhappy. She wasn’t anything. But I don’t believe anyone is a nothing. There has to be something inside, if only to keep the skin from collapsing. This vacant eye, listless hand, this damask cheek dusted like a doughnut with plastic powder, had to have a memory or a dream.”

― John SteinbeckTravels with Charley: In Search of America

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