story: “Something Amazing”
author: Elizabeth McCracken
where: Father of the Gazelle
note: Made me think of the stories of my grandmother climbing the wooden rollercoaster at Clementon Amusement Park when she was a girl.
a line: “The soul is liquid, and slow to evaporate. The body’s a bucket and liable to slosh. Grieving, haunted, heartbroken, obsessed: your friends will tell you to cheer up. What they really mean is dry up.”
theme(s): Ghost, loss, childhood, siblings