Anger is better. There is a sense of being in anger. A reality and presence. An awareness of worth. It is a lovely surging.
("The Bluest Eye")
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They encouraged you to put some of your weight in their hands and soon as you felt how light and lovely it was, they studied your scars and tribulations...
No matter what all your teeth and wet fingers anticipated, there was no accounting for the way that simple joy could shake you.
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