- But while I’d be their daughter, while I’d eat the roast and come home from dates and wash the dishes, I would also be myself. I would love my mother, but I’d never want to be her again. I would never be what someone else wanted me to be. I would never laugh at a joke I didn’t think was funny. I would never tell another lie. I would be the truth-teller, starting today. That would be tough.
But I was tougher.
- I loved him like a fever. Then he left. He kicked through love like it was dust and he kept on walking.
- It had never occurred to me that I could do something without permission. ‘May I’ was a way of life for a girl like me.
- .I loved all the parts of him, even the ones I didn’t understand.
- “Darling, I have a tip,” Arlene said. “Never, ever wait for a man.”
- You don’t walk like a girl who knows how pretty she is, for one thing. That’s a crying shame.
– What I Saw and How I Lied – Judy Blundell
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