jordyn reads things

I would still go back to school eventually. You can’t curl up on the sofa and deny life forever. Life is always going to be a series of ouch-making moments, and the question was, was I going to go all fetal position, or was I going to woman up? I went into fetal position on the bed to think about this. Fetal position turned out to be very comfortable.

Someone had to help me.

—  – The Madness Underneath, Maureen Johnson
When they said goodbye, Frl. Thurau gave him the brass dolphin clockstand, holding a clock on its tail, which is described in “Goodbye to Berlin” and about which “Isherwood” asks himself: “What becomes of such things? How could they ever be destroyed?” A prophetic comment– for a bomb blast had hurled it across the room and only slightly scratched its green marble base. It stands ticking away on my desk, as good as new, while I write these words.
—  – Christopher and His Kind, Christopher Isherwood