In my bones I’m so scared, but the mystery is in my heart – that’s where I have the gumption.

college campus

Tall windows and everyone writing notes, learning tragedy from paperback books

When Aunt Sid describes our future I want to run and hide. When it comes down to it, I don’t know if I’ll be able to walk out the front door. I don’t know if I’ll be able to walk into the college dorms with tall windows and everyone writing notes, learning tragedy from paperback books. Without May I’m empty. In my bones I’m so scared, but the mystery is in my heart – that’s where I have the gumption.

by Jane Hamilton (born 13 July 1957)
from The Book of Ruth (1988)
image – infomatique

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One Response to “In my bones I’m so scared, but the mystery is in my heart – that’s where I have the gumption.”

  1. Cornelius Says:

    Thank you! You often write very interesting articles. You improved my mood.

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