"it is a source of some amazement and amusement to me that despite our incredible complexity and obscene levels of self-absorption..."
"the neighbourhood girls who live across the street, under five, both of them, tromp through the early morning rain with enthusiasm..."
"because i am a girl the simple becomes complex and fraught. not the science though many would suggest it is beyond my grasp; not the philosophy which is embedded in the female mind through chick lit and magazines early on..."
"when the thoughts run ‘round and ‘round, out of control and undirected by conscious thought, heading down paths you’d rather not travel..."
"it is an impossibility, an illusion we are racing and chasing and striving to achieve, certain that the right combination of actions and intents, the correct execution will somehow result in near perfection for our lives and our persons;"