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.”

And then, before I shut down the computer and climb into bed, I sit for a moment, alone with the images, feeling the weight of each loss, matched only by the magnitude of each family’s love for their child.

Source: Caroline Catlin, “What I Learned Photographing Death” (The New York Times)

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.”

Yes, sometimes you wish you would’ve stayed home,
wherever that was—what is worse, a dream unlived or unfulfilled?

Source: Julia Knobloch, “Daylight Saving Time” (from Do Not Return)

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.”

They showed Jane the photograph—she couldn’t really see by that point, but Denise says she knew, she knew, she saw, she knew, she heard, she smiled—and then she died.

Source: Jill Lepore, “The Deadline” (The New Yorker; online essay title is “The Lingering of Loss”)

Sunday Sentence (and a Brief Reminder)

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.”

If you were from a striving, suburban family — one many degrees of separation removed from anyone like Gloria Vanderbilt — then you could not easily shake the belief that popularity, or even just acceptance, was a dream to be forfeited unless you wore tightfitting denim with someone else’s name on the back.

Source: Ginia Bellafante, “Before Trump and the Kardashians, Gloria Vanderbilt Invented the Personal Brand” (The New York Times)

Reminder: I’ll be away for a bit this week—please anticipate the return of blog posts on FRIDAY. Have a good week!