"Half of Cornhill would have felt the shock wave ..... My father slowed the car and brought it to
the curb. He set the brake and turned to look at me. You certainly dont think they would print it, do you?
"On the journey, a boy might be more likely than a man to find his own guidance, a wisdom that was at once his, and yet accessible to all."
"When I wear them in the garden, I think its a shame ... These shoes have kept my feet comfortable, but theyve made my heart uneasy".
"Nothing is like a train. It has
a serious presence, not unlike
a woman with a purpose. She comes right up to you, stops, breathes on you, seizes you. "
"It was such a beautiful car, a giant throbbing land rocket with deep leather seats that made
you want to jump in and tear
your clothes off
if you were
a sixteen year old boy."
"I sense that Sally Pepper has always been with me, since the day I was born. I cant explain how or why that could be. I wonder how Ive overlooked her presence."
"He raised his eyes above the dreary neighborhood to the far off horizon, golden clouds against the pale blue sky, a sight that could hold ones heart forever."
"Thunder cracked , the sky opened and a sea of water dropped down on my little aerie. A gust of wind bent the tree so far over I wondered why I hadnt considered seat belts. The tree house was really whipping around now. "
"The girls look said she had decided on him, for better or worse. Its a look I always recognize and sometimes lament."
Big white puffy clouds push their way across the huge blue sky as I sail toward the city and the river. The fairway drops away below me, running downhill as I head out over the valley. Back there, George is still waving, but frantically now.
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