"The words of our childhood became strangers to us - we couldn't use them in the same way and so we chose not to use them at all. Life demanded a new language."
- Nicole Krauss, A History of Love.
We both lost our Catherine's to the sea.
"Somewhere, in some part of the world, once it is through the door, there is the face that promises, the answer for which one continues to move onwards, because of which one can never rest, for the love of which one holds back from renouncing, from giving in - to death."
- Helen Cixous, Coming to Writing.