And he “…stopped in his tracks, wondering what in the world two little girls were doing alone in a canoe speeding toward the Falls, apparently oarless.”
“Pema wants to ask Jamal, Have you seen the news? But of course he hasn’t. He’s got other things to think about and now so does she.”
The book that’s been the most help to me during lockdown is a book I’ve never read.
“Something I did learn writing this book is that being impressed by something doesn’t mean you should try and do it.”
You can understand how the dura mater connects to the arachnoid mater, but that doesn’t mean you understand the mind.
Hells to the yes, says I.
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