Anything Is Possible
- Elizabeth Strout
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To listen to a person is not passive. To really listen is active, and Dottie had really listened. And Dottie thought that Shelly’s problems, her humiliations, were not large when you considered what was happening in the world.
Weather was different then, like a family member you couldn’t avoid. You took it without thinking much.
He was a closed book of a man, he inhabited himself with economy, but his family understood that he loathed dishonesty in any form.
“He’s not a bad photographer,” Karen-Lucie told Yvonne. “If he loved it with his whole heart he might be really good.