“I ‘m sure that my mother’s silent raging against the simplisticness of this town and her church could produce avalanches, typhooons and earthquakes all over the world. But there is a kindness here, a complicated kindness. You can see it sometimes in the eyes of people when they look at you and don’t know what to say.”
“A few weeks ago my uncle came over to borrow my dad’s socket set and when he asked my dad how he was my dad said oh, unexceptional. Living quietly with my disappointments. And how are you?I never know if he’s joking when he says things like that or not.”
“...and the way he always reminded me to signal when I turned. Nomi, he said you just need to wake up to the fact that other people need to know where you’re going. But there’s nobody behind me, I told him. And he said, reassuringly, that someday there may be.”
“Being seasick at sea is not the same as being homesick at home.”
“It’s raining questions around here. A person could drown in them.”
Nomi: The name that Prince Aspen's mother gives Snail
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