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A Sentence About a Sentence I Love, by Laura van den Berg

“My mother was always surprised by time.”

Joy Williams, “Escapes”

 

A beautiful sentence from an exquisitely heart-breaking story that perfectly renders the mother’s disconnect from the world at large.

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2 thoughts on “A Sentence About a Sentence I Love, by Laura van den Berg

  1. Good on yer, Laura, for finding a short, simple sentence and not one suffering from conjunctionitis.

    This reminds me of “I was never not mostly afraid,” from “Where the Dark Ended” by William Tester.

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