Thursday, July 23
"Then I got and went to the bathroom door and asked her if there was anything I could get her.
'Thank you,' she whispered. 'Just go out and get me yesterday and most of today,' she said. 'I want them back.'
'Is that all?' I said. 'Just yesterday and today?'
'That's all,' she said. 'Thank you.'
'I would if I could, Franny,' I told her.
'I know,' she said. I heard her sinking slowly into the tub.
'I'm okay,' she whispered. 'Nobody got the fucking me in me.'
'I love you,' I whispered.
She didn't answer me, and I went back to bed."
Excerpt from The Hotel New Hamsphire by John Irving, which was part of my summer reading. I loved this part and read it aloud to people several times. Now you got to read it too.