When the little boy discovered, at four, the same thing Mr. Smith had learned earlier -- that only birds and planes could fly -- he lost all interest in himself.
Her passions were narrow but deep.
Language can never 'pin down' slavery, genocide, war. Nor should it yearn for the arrogance to be able to do so. Its force, its felicity, is in its reach toward the ineffable.
Before and since, all her effort was directed not on avoiding pain but on getting through it as quickly as possible.
She stopped then and turned her face toward him and the hateful wind.
In Ohio the seasons are theatrical.