Beautiful sentences

Some memories remain close; you can shut your eyes and find yourself back in them. These are first-person memories—I Memories. But there are second-person memories, too, distant you memories, and these are trickier: you watch yourself in disbelief—like the Much Ado wrap party at the old Playhouse in 1961, when you seduced Ron. Even recalling it is like watching a movie; you’re up on screen doing these awful things and you can’t quite believe it—this other Debra, so flattered by his attention.

Jess Walter, Beautiful Ruins.






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