“In a sec you’ll hear a thunk. At your front door, the one nobody uses. It’ll rattle the hinges a bit when it lands, because it’s so weighty and important, a little jangle along with the thunk, and Joan will look up from whatever she’s cooking. She will look down in her saucepan, worried that if she goes to see what it is it’ll boil over. I can see her frown in the reflection of the bubbly sauce or whatnot. But she’ll go, she’ll go and see. You won’t, Ed. You wouldn’t. You’re upstairs probably, sweaty and alone. You should be taking a shower, but you’re heartbroken on the bed, I hope, so it’s your sister, Joan, who will open the door even though the thunk’s for you.You won’t even know or hear what’s being dumped at your door. You won’t even know why it even happened.
It’s a beautiful day, sunny and whatnot. The sort of day when you think everything will be all right, etc. Not the right day for this, not for us, who went out when it rains, from October 5 until November 12. But it’s December now, and the sky is bright, and it’s clear to me. I’m telling you why we broke up, Ed. I’m writing it in this letter, the whole truth of why it happened. And the truth is that I goddamn loved you so much.”
This is just the first two paragraphs and I’m already hooked.
If you enjoyed the following titles: Looking for Alaska, Deadline, Thirteen Reasons Why, I think you’d enjoy Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler. If you weren’t aware, Daniel Handler’s other pen name is Lemony Snicket. Y’know, the author of the Series of Unfortunate Events books.
Flooding my rear car windshield with band stickers looks terribly ugly. So I’m changing it to a decal quote.
Problem is… I can’t decide on a quote. So I ask for your help.
Please assist me and pick out your favorite quote out of the list below. Most are from Austin Tofte and Adam Young (Swimming With Dolphins and Owl City).
1. “Who needs the past, with the allure of something new”
2. “Even the Sun is jealous of the way you shine.”
3. “I’ll be up in the stars, I’ll be anywhere you are.”
4. “If my heart was a compass, you’d be north.”
Which one should I put on the back of my car?