Great sentence(s) | 001

I read a lot of stuff. Sometimes I come across sentences I like a lot. When that happens I’m going to share them here.

These sentences come from the novel The Vulnerables by Sigrid Nunez

I thought of the depressed family therapist I once heard say that he’d met far too many people who’d somehow failed to calculate that having a baby meant one day having an adult.
I can tell the story of my life in just four words. Good times, bad times.
A schoolteacher once told me that she’d asked her third graders, If you could ask a dog one question, what would it be? And one boy said, Dog, when I grow up, what will I be?

I’m 75% done with the book, and I’ve enjoyed reading it immensely.

From the book’s description:

Elegy plus comedy is the only way to express how we live in the world today, says a character in Sigrid Nunez’s ninth novel. The Vulnerables offers a meditation on our contemporary era, as a solitary female narrator asks what it means to be alive at this complex moment in history and considers how our present reality affects the way a person looks back on her past.

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