“The girl wasn’t so young that she did not know the delicious satisfaction of having a perfectly behaved body and the fun of using it to o a trick most people can’t do, but she was too young to know that time does not really move in a circle at all.”
White, E.B. “The Ring of Time.” The Art of the Personal Essay. Phillip Lopate. New York: Anchor Books, 1995. 541. Print.
“The handy magic of relying on the future, on tomorrow, to knit together all the parts of a self that we hoarded up for a lifetime can’t be stopped at this late date, or won’t be stopped, because our frame of mind was always that of a long-odds gambler.”
Krim, Seymour. “For My Brothers and Sisters in the Failure Business. The Art of the Personal Essay. Phillip Lopate. New York: Anchor Books, 1995. 584. Print.