• He says when your grandmother died your mother cried solidly for a week, solidly. She was crying with relief he says, it was like as if a door had been unlocked and she'd been let outside, she said to me I'm safe now. He waits, and he says this kid, when it's born, you mustn't ever let it think it's anything other than a gift and a blessing, do you hear me?

    Jon McGregor (2014). “If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things”, p.177, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt