People manage

-Sometimes it seems like you can’t win.

-You can’t win – Henry said. “You do your best”.

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She had been through some things, in her life, but never mind. She straightened her back. Other people had been through things, too.

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People manage, she thinks. It’s true. But she takes a deep breath and has to shift her weight on this wooden chair, because it’s not true, too.

Elizabeth Strout – Olive Kitteridge

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