That's when I realize that the statistics the Officials give us do not matter to me. I know there are many people who are happy and I am glad for them. But this is Ky. If he is the one person who falls by the wayside while the other ninety-nine are happy and fulfilled, that is not right with me anymore. I realize that I don't care about the Officer pacing below or the other hikers among the trees, or really anything else at all, and that is when I realize how dangerous this truly is.
More Quotes from Ally Condie:If I can't pull myself together soon he'll know somethings wrong. We know each other too well.
And I think, If i dared to ever open that paper, this would be the place.
None of that is supposed to matter. But somehow, it does.
The two of us hold each other's gazes for a long, unembarrassed moment and I feel that Ky knows. I'm not sure what he knows - whether he knows me, or just something about me.
I think of how perhaps the best way to fly would be with hands full of earth, so you always remember where you came from.
If I couldn't name it, would I even know what it is? Would I even feel it at all?
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