"You have to let people be who they want," Terry said.
"Even if its not what you want them to be."
"Its about the security that Richard had never had growing up, the rock-solid
certainty that there would always be enough for food, for clothes, even for
"I could have told him nothing is safe and that no matter how careful you were
and how hard you tried, there were still accidents, hidden traps and snares.
You could get killed on an airplane or crossing the street. Your marriage could
fall apart when you weren't looking; your husband could lose his job; your
baby could get sick or die."
"I could have said that nothing is safe, that the
surface of the world is pretty and sane, but underneathe its all fault lines and
earthquakes waiting to happen."
- Jennifer Weiner