“The half-life of love is forever.”

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As soon as you start thinking about the beginning, it’s the end.

* * *

And (c) you have this ridiculous hope that maybe one day she will forgive you.

She doesn’t.

* * * 

That’s about it. In the months that follow you bend to the work, because it feels like hope, like grace – and because you know in your lying cheater’s heart that sometimes a start is all we ever get. 

* * *

This Is How You Lose Her (2012) by Junot Diaz

Date started / finished reading: July 26-July 30, 2013


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