Author: Freshly Brewed Book Reviews

The things that go unsaid are often the things…

The things that go unsaid are often the things that eat at you—whether because you didn’t get to have your say, or because the other person never got to hear you and really wanted to.

So much will happen, he thinks, that I would w…

So much will happen, he thinks, that I would want to tell you.

In the dark they are careful of each other, as…

In the dark they are careful of each other, as if they know they are fragile, as if they know they can break.

What made something precious? Losing it and fi…

What made something precious? Losing it and finding it.

It feels familiar, the way she melts into him….

It feels familiar, the way she melts into him. It reminds him of something he’s forgotten.

Don’t let me sink, she had thought as she reac…

Don’t let me sink, she had thought as she reached for his hand, and he had promised not to when he took it.

Before that she hadn’t realized how fragile ha…

Before that she hadn’t realized how fragile happiness was, how if you were careless, you could knock it over and shatter it.

So many things will be pared away by the sadne…

So many things will be pared away by the sadness to come.

Don’t, she wanted to say, though she didn’t kn…

Don’t, she wanted to say, though she didn’t know: don’t what? She knew only that something was about to happen, and that nothing she could say or do would prevent it.

The rush of things she wanted to say churned i…

The rush of things she wanted to say churned in her head: I saw. I think. I need. Such a large thing to break into tiny granules of words.