Sometimes at night I spend an hour or more rereading my text conversations with Sarah. I especially can't stop rereading the things I've said, amusing and pithy and clever things that I would never have said except to Sarah and because of Sarah.
"The West set out to solve a series of problems in Afghanistan. The West is a very problem-solving culture. And one of the problems of Afghanistan is that it doesn't lend itself readily to being sorted out on the West's terms."
"I marvel at the accomplishments of other writers and feel called to write back in response, which is the whole reason I started writing in the first place. That’s the most helpful thing, and the most constant."