You’ve never been a 13 year old girl
“She held herself very
straight, like Audrey Hepburn, whom all women idolize and men never think
“Basically what we have
here is a dreamer. Somebody out of touch with reality. When she jumped, she probably thought she’d fly”
“Dr. Armonson stitched up her wrist wounds. Withen 5 minutes of the transfusion he declared her out of danger. Chucking her under the chin, he said, “What are you doing here, honey? You’re not even old enough to know how bad life gets.” And it was then Cecelia gave orally what was to be her only form of suicide note, and a useless one at that, because she was going to live: “Obviously, Doctor,” she said, “you’ve never been a 13 year old girl.”
“You never get over it.
But you get to where it doesn’t bother you so much.”