• Her life her life had taken on the shape of a terrible mistake. She hadn't been given the proper tools to make a real life with, she decided, that was it. She'd been given a can of gravy and a hair-brush and told, "There you go." She'd stood there for years, blinking and befuddled, brushing the can with the brush.

    Lorrie Moore (2010). “The Collected Stories of Lorrie Moore”, p.70, Faber & Faber