Monthly Archives: December 2010

Expecting Adam, Martha Beck, page 313-4

His view of the world is quirky and funny and, in its own way, highly sophisticated.  He is unimpressed by pretense and unmoved by convention.  Don’t make the mistake of thinking Adam doesn’t see or understand these things.  He does. … Continue reading

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Expecting Adam, Martha Beck, page 298

So far, this sense of knowing, which feels a lot like “remembering” something that is not past but future, has never been wrong.  I don’t think I’m unusual in having these premonitions.  It’s just that when I was expecting Adam … Continue reading

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“people like us” Expecting Adam, Martha Beck, page 297

I have always liked Albert Einstein’s comment that “people like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”  [my emphasis]

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Expecting Adam, Martha Beck, page 296

You might say that I am putting too much stock in the workings of spirit, in the will of God.  You might say that John and I were simply discovering the goodwill that had lain, all along, in the hearts … Continue reading

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Expecting Adam, Martha Beck, page 289

… the way back to my real environment, the place where my soul was meant to exist, doesn’t lie through any set of codes I will ever find outside of myself.  I have to look inward.  I have to jettison … Continue reading

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Expecting Adam, Martha Beck, page 241

There’s a Chinese word that means “soul sister,” and that is the word I would use to address you in my heart.  Listen to me, soul sister: Fate or luck or destiny already put you through hell once.  Please don’t … Continue reading

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Expecting Adam, Martha Beck, 197

From here, ten years in the future, it seems ironically fitting that I locked myself alone, into a cramped, cold, hard, barren space near the Coop’s textbook section before I left myself feel my deep emotional reaction to Adam’s diagnosis. … Continue reading

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