“I suddenly realize everything I am doesn’t exist anymore. For a brief moment under the shadows of the coaster with Catcher I thought I knew for the first time who I was and wanted to be. Since then all of that has been shaken.”
“I wipe the tears from my face and push myself up to look at my mother. I feel as though she’s a stranger to me in so many ways. Seeing this village—seeing where she grew up, how she lived—makes me understand even more how little I know about her.”
“They’re endless, stretching beyond the horizon and spreading around me like forever. They heave and moan, frothing over each other, cresting and falling. The pure depth and vastness of it all beyond comprehension...They ripple and swell, the bodies of the Mudo, like the ocean. Like the dead-tossed waves.”
“..I remember him telling me that sometimes you can think you know someone and then they say something or do something and suddenly everything changes. You don't think of them the same way.”
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