How nice--to feel nothing, and still get full credit for being alive.
Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops.
You know what I say to people when I hear they're writing an anti-war book? I say, "why don't you write an anti-glacier book instead?" What he meant, of course, was that there would always be wars, that they were as easy to stop as glaciers. I believe that, too.