“Not too long ago, when Kate was in the hospital to get her kidneys checked out, a new nurse handed her a cup and asked for a urine sample. "It better be ready when I come back for it," she said. Kate-- who isn't a fan of snotty demands --decided the nurse needed to be taken down a peg. She send me out on a mission to the vending machines, to get the very juice that the judge is drinking now. (Apple Juice) She poured this into the specimen cup, and when the nurse came back, held it up to the light. "Huh," Kate said. "Looks a little cloudy. Better filter it through again." And then she lifted it to her lips and drank it down. The nurse turned pale and left the room. Kate and I were laughing so hard that our sides hurt.”
“Maybe if God gives you a handicap, he makes sure you've got a few extra doses of humor to take the edge off.”
“It was always so beautiful to me, so much more beautiful than the things in the city, and every year I would say to myself, Anna, you have never seen anything more beautiful than this - try to remember it, try to memorize all the beautiful things you are seeing, and in that way they will always be with you, even when you can't see them anymore”
“There is a law of city life that says you must never knock on a door unless you know what is on the other side.”
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