Because the truth is, mistakes are where life really happens. Mistakes are when we get tricked into realizing something we never meant to realize, which is why stories are about mistakes. Mistakes are the moments when we don’t know what will happen to us next. An appalling, exhilarating thought. And while we entertain it, the secret dreaming life comes groping out.
from the novel A Crime in the Neighborhood by Suzanne Berne. One of my cold-contact books. One of them books I only bought because it was cheap. But it’s turning out to be a fantastic read. I was planning to bring it with me to Bangkok but it looks like I’ll be finished with it even before I leave tomorrow! Argh.