“I stayed where I was, thinking that yesterday was gone and I couldn't get it back and that was really sad. But then I thought that going back to yesterday might feel like visiting elementary school, where the desks were small and you couldn't believe that you had ever fit in them, and you knew you didn't belong there anymore.”—Rosenthal, Other Words for Love
“Ari,” he said. “Are you seeing anybody?”
“No,” I answered, shaking my head. “Are you?”
He shrugged. “Since we broke up, there hasn’t been anybody important.”
I felt a little smug. I thought he should have realized sooner that important people don’t show up very often, and you should hold on to them when they do. Maybe I was smarter than he was all along, because that was something I’d always known.
…If we ran into each other someday- I knew we would smile and say polite things like How are you? and Give my regards to your parents, and we would secretly remember that we used to mean something to each other. And even if that never happened, if we never spoke again, I was grateful that we’d have tonight.
Day 11 ~ Book from your favorite author
I don’t have a favorite author. So I’m just gonna kinda talk about one of my favorite books.
SUCH a good book. Takes place in the 80’s.
This is about Ariadne, who’s uncle had just passed away, leaving her a good sum of money to attend a private school and get into a good college. Along the way she begins to have issues with her best friend Summer, meets the handsome Blake, and learns what life’s really about. But it contains so much more than that. There’s some drama with her sister, Evelyn, who is having emotional problems after having her second child with her fire fighter husband, whom Ari has a huge crush on. There’s also how she deals with the pressure her parents push on her and such.
I’m not very good at summarizing books, but it’s a lot better than it sounds. It reads almost like a journal, and I loved reading about Ari.