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View Quote Her face as it was then has been overlaid in my memory by the faces she had later. If I see her in my mind’s eye as she was then, she doesn’t have a face at all, and I have to reconstruct it….I know that I found it beautiful. But I cannot recapture its beauty.
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View Quote I don’t know why I did it. But today I can recognize that events back then were part of a lifelong pattern in which thinking and doing have either come together or failed to come together…Often enough in my life I have done things I had not decided to do.
View Quote I don’t remember what I told my parents.
View Quote I don’t remember what we talked about in the kitchen.
View Quote I have them stored away, I can project them on a mental screen and watch them, unchanged, unconsumed.
View Quote I knew none of this—if indeed I know any of it now and am not just making patterns in the air.
View Quote I no longer remember when I first denied Hanna.
View Quote Later I wondered if she had left the water in the tub because she knew I would come back.
View Quote Nor do I remember how I greeted Frau Schmitz.
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