She no longer remembers how it began

“It was a failure of my imagination that made me keep leaving people. All I could see in the world were beginnings and endings: moments to survive, record, and, once recorded, safely forget. I knew I was getting somewhere when I began losing interest in the beginnings and the ends of things. Short tragic love stories that had once interested me no longer did. What interested me was the kind of love to which the person dedicates [himself] herself for so long, [he] she no longer remembers quite how it began.”

— Sarah Manguso, Ongoingness: The End of a Diary

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