Sunday Sentence

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

As you grew to the size of a turnip, then a grapefruit, then a cauliflower, I wanted to build you from joy: summer rainstorms and fits of laughter; the voices of women in endless conversation.

Source: Leslie Jamison, “The Quickening: A Story of Two Births” (The Atlantic)

Sunday Sentence

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

One day he would not be recently divorced, but he would never forget those questions, the way people pretended to care for him while they were really asking after themselves.

Source: Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Fleishman Is in Trouble

Sunday Sentence

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

Normally, I’d consider an exclamation point to render a sentence complete. Normally, I’d share a sentence rendered in English. Normally, I’d try to adhere to the rule of offering no context and no commentary.

But on the 75th anniversary of the utterance of these words, I’ve just reread them, and I’m making an exception.

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Sunday Sentence

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

Being Jewish also meant that one was part of a global, diasporic community, and that to understand this was to feel the bonds of community with people leading vastly different lives from one’s own.

Source: Esther Schor, Emma Lazarus