“I disappear”

“I’m wearing googles and a face mask. Dad was super-bossy about what we had to bring with us-proper Arctic gear, Puggle-and now with the broken-glass air I’m glad.” (Her name is Ruby but her father calls her Puggle. She is 10 years old and deaf).

“I stop talking because I’m a fail, I’m frightened when I talk with my mouth-voice…It’s like I’m not there anymore. When I talk with my mouth-voice I disappear.”-Rosamond Lupton, Quality of Silence.

The book, Quality of Silence by Rosamond Lupton, is a thriller and a love story.

note: I look up puggle in the internet. Puggle is a baby echidna but baby platypus is also called puggle.

Other names for baby animals ,courtesy of:
http://mentalfloss.com/article/48847/11-lesser-known-names-baby-animals

Baby Hare: Leveret

Baby hawk: Eyas

Baby Jellyfish: Ephyra

one hour

“I have found that sitting in a place where you have never sat before can be inspiring―I wrote my very best poem while sitting on the hen-house.

“How much one can learn in an hour?”

“Perhaps watching someone you love suffer can teach you even more than suffering yourself can.”

-Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle.

note: I just finished reading I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. First published in 1948. A love story. Meta-writing.Very good read. Enjoyable.