"We all are, in fact, just like sedimentary rock, with layers heaped upon layers over time, with some bad things getting trapped in the rubble."


-- Henry's therapy session with Dr. Williams in

         No One Ran to the Altar


"The journey kills us all in the end."

                       -- Henry in All the Lies We Live

She was someone who preferred to burn her bridges before she got on them.   


     -- Albert talking about Eve in Normal Family

"“It’s okay, dear,” my mother had protectively withdrawn from the room. The moistened index finger of her right hand circled the brim of her crystal water glass, producing a hypnotic hum that matched the wistful look in her eyes.    

                                  --- from Normal Family


Grandpa swerved up the lawn looking like Frankenstein in search of unspecting villagers.                                    

                                -- from Normal Family

Henry sensed the journey was designed to both confuse and exhaust those already grieving, so when the price sheet came out, they would simply accept all terms, sort of like dealing with the back-room finance guys at your typical crooked car dealer. Except the car dealer guys have less class, no suits, no pocket squares. We are talking after all about death here.

               -- Henry at the funeral parlor in                                    No One Ran to the Altar