★ I’m not left wanting because my mother gave so much of herself. I got some of all of it. But at the end of the day, or in the middle of the day, or in the middle of the night, or at the very beginning of the day, whenever it might be, with everything I have from her, with everything she gave me, it doesn’t matter — I still miss her.
★ I think the missing is just fine. It would be very sad and very strange to not. Therefore it seems like the right thing, and a wonderful thing for her — she would want to be missed.
★ It’s necessary to readjust and then try again. And then readjust and try again. Fathers have to do that with sons and mothers have to do that with daughters. The level of readjustment isn’t quite so much when fathers are dealing with daughters and mothers are dealing with sons.
★ My head tends to be spinning too fast for me to have a sense of how I’m walking.
★ You can always grab a towel, put it around your neck, and you’ve got a cape.”