“I thought that lamb was going to die,” Ully said, her voice thick with anguish.
“Oh, my darling. But look — she’s just fine.”
“But I thought she was going to die,” Ully insisted, trying to get Elsa to understand. And Elsa did understand. That things had turned out all right almost didn’t matter at all; if you got what you wanted, if you let yourself love something, all that meant was someday you would lose it. The threat of that loss loomed over you always.
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What a gorgeous quote.
Caroline Starr Rose says
Isn’t it lovely? I love the way authors put into words feelings I’ve never fully formed or expressed but are somehow true to the way I’ve experienced life in small or large ways.