Friday, August 09, 2013

this is the way it will be

"'What are you asking me, exactly?' Gudrun said. 'Why do I think the problems between the men and women of the world are the way they are today? You want to know whether the problems that you teenagers feel - will they follow you over the rest of your lives? Will your hearts always be aching? Is that what you are asking me?

Goodman shifted in discomfort. 'Something like that,' he said.

'Yes,' said the counselor in a suddenly plangent voice. 'Always they will be aching. I wish I could tell you something else, but I wouldn't be telling the truth. My wife and gentle friends, this is the way it will be from now on.'"

- Meg Wolitzer, The Interestings, pg 131

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