Ce court roman ("novella") est le genre de livre qui se lit lentement, pour en savourer les mots. C'est d'ailleurs pour cette même raison que J'ai également relu deux et trois fois certains passages. C'est un véritable petit bijou ! Pour ma part, la poésie et la justesse des propos m'ont touchée en plein coeur.
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"It hurts less and less. That's one good thing about forgetting things. You forget the things that hurt too."
"What does it feel like?"
"Like constantly searching for something in your pockets. First you lose the small things, then it's the big ones. It starts with keys and ends with people."
She taught him to read and bake saffron buns and pour coffee without the pot dribbling, and when her hands started to shake the boy taught himself to pour half cups so she wouldn't spill any, because she was always ashamed when she did and he never let her feel ashamed in front of him.
"Grandma believe in God, but you don't. Do you still get to go to Heaven if you die?"
"Only if I'm wrong."
I would rather be old than a grown-up. All grown-ups are angry, it's just children and old people who laugh.
Those who hasten to live are in a hurry to miss (...)