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  • Robin shared from Talk Before Sleep: A Novel by Elizabeth Berg
    there is a value and a comfort in being here and understanding what matters most is only who you were to someone else.
  • Robin shared from Talk Before Sleep: A Novel by Elizabeth Berg
    My stomach contracts, and I feel the terrible sense of claustrophobia that comes from knowing there is nothing you can do about a situation that is intolerable but tolerate it. I
  • Robin shared from Talk Before Sleep: A Novel by Elizabeth Berg
    I have a shaky assurance that everything will turn out fine. I don’t think I’m the only one. Why else would the phrase “Everything’s all right” ease a deep and troubled place in so many of us? We just don’t know, we never know so much, yet we have such faith. We hold our hands over our hurts and lean forward, full of yearning and forgiveness. It is how we keep on, this kind of hope. I turn out the light, lie back down on the sofa, close my eyes, and try to remember everything about the
  • Robin shared from Kitchen Boy by Sanford Phippen
    Such was the depth of my good servant’s complex, and lifelong working class training: always fearful of being let go, of being found wanting, of getting a bad reputation, always willing to serve and to do a good job, no matter what, and never questioning my boss to her face.
  • Robin shared from The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman
    Although I never uttered another word about Auschwitz to my family, I still dreamed of it. If you have lived through such a hell, it never leaves you. Like the smell of the crematorium that is forever in the back of my nose, my dreams of Auschwitz are always at the back of my mind, despite all the efforts I’ve made to push them away.
(Tampa Bay, FL)
Robin Shwedo