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Day 8: Jackknife by Jan Beatty

In "The Kindness" the narrator creates vivid place and emotion:

I am walking in the psych hospital in Pittsburgh, feeling broken & stripped down--

a hand on the door

from around my body

& I looked up to see the body of a man...

.... I had been blind to my own beauty.

I wrote and quoted in my journal a lot more--but, I think that Beatty creates narrators that are real and sympathetic, vulnerable--and reflect us. I think to say more would be to posture that I can articulate that which is unarticulate.

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