• In my previous life I was a civil attorney. At one point I truly believed that was what I wanted to be- but that was before I'd been handed a fistful of crushed violets from a toddler. Before I understood that the smile of a child is a tattoo: indelible art.

    Jodi Picoult (2009). “My Sister's Keeper: A Novel”, p.32, Simon and Schuster