March 19th, 2011

Lola Rennt

Her Fearful Symmetry

"Robert had been born in Islington.  He had never lived anywhere but London.  His geography of London was a tangle of emotional associations.  Street names evoked girlfriends, schoolmates, boring afternoons playing truant and doing nothing in particular; rare outings with his father to obscure restaurants and the zoo, raves in East-London warehouses."

"When she focused her attention on a boy, that boy always seemed to her unfinished, dull, absurd.  She was used to the profound intimacy of her life with (her twin), and she did not know that a cloud of hope and wild illusion is required to begin a relationship." 

"Apartment.  A place to be apart."

- by Audrey Niffenegger