bitterness.

 

I’VE TRIED TO BE FORGIVING. AND YET. THERE WERE TIMES IN MY LIFE, WHOLE YEARS, WHEN ANGER GOT THE BETTER OF ME. UGLINESS TURNED ME INSIDE OUT. THERE WAS A CERTAIN SATISFACTION IN BITTERNESS. I COURTED IT. IT WAS STANDING ON THE OUTSIDE, AND I WAS INVITED IN. I SCOWLED AT THE WORLD. AND THE WORLD SCOWLED BACK. WE WERE LOCKED IN A STATE OF MUTUAL DISGUST.

nicole krauss, the history of love

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