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Paul Auster   ::   Oracle Night

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When I agreed to have dinner the other night, I was expecting to have a dull time of it, to slog my way through a couple of hours of awkward conversation and then dash for the door and head home. But I was wrong. I'm happy to report that I was wrong. It always stimulates me to discover new examples of my own prejudice and stupidity, to realize that I don't know half as much as I think I do.
I was her husband, not a lieutenant in the moral police, and I meant to stand by her no matter what.
If given the choice of going forward or backward, I for one wouldn't have hesitated. I would much rather have found myself among the no-longer-living than the unborn.
"You're lucky you don't have any children, Sid. They're nice when they're small, but after that they break your heart and make you miserable. Five feet, that's the maximum. They shouldn't be allowed to grow any taller than that."
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