2 thoughts on “#SundaySentence

  1. Ellen k Halter says:

    I don’t get it. Why is this a memorable sentence?

    1. Erika Dreifus says:

      If you’re aware of the context (which I’m not supposed to explain when I present the line) you realize that it is, in part, a nod to the fact that after losing first his father (when he was 10) and then his brother (when he was a very young adult) and, most recently, his mother—it’s a highly moving sentence, particularly when it’s followed, as it is in the original source, with this: “I know it’s not a very clever answer, but it’s the truth.” It brought me to tears.

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