Friday, July 17, 2009

last words

" I found myself thinking about President William McKinley, the third American president to be assassinated. He lived for several days after he was shot, and toward the end, his wife started crying and screaming, 'I want to go, too! I want to go, too!' And with his last measure of strength, McKinley turned to her and spoke his last words: 'We are all going.'

There comes a time when we realize that our parents cannot save themselves or us, that everyone who wades through time eventually gets dragged out to sea by the undetow--that, in short, we are all going.

So she became impulsive, scared by her inaction into perpetual action."

-Looking for Alaska, by John Green


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