• I finally understood that no matter what I did, or who I found, I-he-none of us-would ever be able to win over the memories she had of Dad, memories that soothed her even while they made her sad, because she'd built a world out of them she knew how to survive on even if no one else could.

    Nicole Krauss (2006). “The History of Love: A Novel”, p.181, W. W. Norton & Company