“…after some days - when it was clear that no one had the least hope of leaving our town - inquiries began to be made whether the return of people who had gone away before the outbreak would be permitted. …the authorities replied affirmatively. They pointed out, however, that in no case would persons who returned be allowed to leave the town again. …At the height of the epidemic we saw only one case in which natural emotions overcame the fear of death. … It was not, as might be expected, the case of two young people, whose passion made them yearn for each other’s nearness at whatever cost of pain. The two were old Dr. Castel and his wife. … They weren’t one of those exemplary married couples … neither partner felt quite sure the marriage was all that could have been desired. But this ruthless, protracted separation enabled them to realize that they could not live apart, and in the sudden glow of this discovery the risk of plague seemed insignificant.” —The Plague, Albert Camus
“The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life… and hold it fixed so that 100 years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again.” —William Faulkner
“There goes your exaggerated respect for warped chunks of complications. Here comes an opportunity to make a break for bubbly freedom. To take advantage, Scorpio, you’ll need to travel much lighter. So please peel off your armor. Wipe that forty-pound sneer of doubt off your face. Bury your broken-down theories by the side of the path, and donate all your unnecessary props to the birds and the bees. Strip down, in other words, to the bare minimum. Where you’re going all you’ll need are your good looks and a big fresh attitude.” —Scorpio Horoscope for week of July 16, 2009 (http://www.freewillastrology.com)
Here is the real Trade Secret. She said.
She opened her coat a little and the light poured out.
Always keep a spare.