Friday, June 6, 2008

Tangential Trappings

Criminetly... what I'm talkin' 'bout....

"Sometimes she'd go a whole day without thinking of him or missing him. Why not? She had quite a full life, and really, he'd often been hard to deal with and hard to live with. A project, the Yankee oldtimers like her very own Dad might have said. And then sometimes a day would come, a gray one (or sunny one) when she missed him so fiercely she felt empty, not a woman at all anymore but just a dead tree filled with cold November blow. She felt like that now, felt like hollering his name and hollering him home, and her heart turned sick with the thought of the years ahead and she wondered what good love was if it came to this, to even ten seconds of feeling like this."
~Stephen King, Lisey's Story

"... but she had wanted Scott. Yes. Because over the last couple of months, and especially over the last four or five weeks, she's come to depend on Scott in a funny way. Maybe it's corny--probably--but there's a feeling of safety when he puts his arms around her that wasn't there with any of her other guys; what she felt with and for most of them was either impatience or wariness. (Sometimes fleeting lust.) But there is kindness in Scott, and from the first she felt interest coming from him--interest in her--that she could hardly believe, because he's so much smarter and so talented. (To Lisey, the kindness means more than either.) But she does believe it. And he speaks a language she grasped greedily from the beginning... one she knows very well, just the same--it's as if she's been speaking it in dreams."
~Stephen King, Lisey's Story

" "...This is our time now. You and me. That's what matters."
You and me. But does she want that? ... and she thinks, Maybe I do. Doesn't every hurricane have an eye?
"Is it?" she asks.
For several seconds he says nothing....
"Baby," he says at last.
Then: "Babyluv."
For Lisey... tired of being on her own, it is enough. Finally enough. He has hollered her home, and in the dark she gives in to the Scott of him. From then until the end she will never look back. "
~Stephen King, Lisey's Story

John Mayer, Not Myself

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