"Ask her what she craved, and she’d get a little frantic about things like books, the woods, music. Plants and the seasons. Also freedom."
"People say I love you all the time - when they say, ‘take an umbrella, it’s raining,’ or ‘hurry back,’ or even ‘watch out, you’ll break your neck.’ There are hundreds of ways of wording it - you just have to listen for it, my dear."
"We have to consciously study how to be tender with each other until it becomes a habit."