restricted access Song of the Girl Who Stepped Out of Language
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46 Song of the Girl Who Stepped Out of Language What could I say? I have fallen in love? If I had known language for it, would that have changed things? He’d have gone on shuffling Latin flash cards with those articulate hands— Veni, vidi, vici— while we waited for the bus at the dusk end of day, beyond Latin Club. I grew silent as a granite wall. Periwinkle flashed at my feet like fallen stars, a waterfall of ivy cascaded over me, and children walked by, serenading the sky like Canada geese flying south. There is an opening between day and night, an aperture in the evening shadows where everything happens. But till then, I didn’t know there is no word for it. ...

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