You lose your father when you’re young, you spend your whole life trying to measure up and mostly coming up short.
You know those commercials that they run asking for donations, to help some poor starving child overseas? There’s a reason they don’t put those on the radio. See, if you want people to pony up, they have to see those sad, sick orphans, in order to open their checkbooks.
Nature is brutal. Life devours life. It’s a battle to the death. To bring emotion to bear taints the scientific vision.
I refuse to accept that your condition is incurable. Because I refuse to accept my life without you.[to Caroline]