Quotation by Anna Quindlen

For weeks or months they moved through their separate lives and slept side by side as though they were two strangers who had mistakenly been assigned the same hotel room. And then something would happen and he would find himself staring at her as though he could see the soul of her, looking for an end to his troubles inside the loop of her arms, and he would be snagged with the fishhook of herself, with the barbed hook of his powerless infatuation with something that she seemed to have, some answer that she seemed to offer.
Anna Quindlen (b. 1952), U.S. journalist, columnist, author. Tommy, in Object Lessons, pp. 263-264, Ivy Press (1991).
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