"...when Matt and I were walking down the street, I caught sight of Vivian in a flower shop as we passed. If possible, she was even more beautiful than ever in her sorrow, with limpid eyes that looked as if the world had drowned in them. She happened to look up. when she saw us, she seemed heartbroken, her grief so complete that if left no room for anger. I thought, I never want to love someone like that, not even Matt, so much that there would be no room left for myself, so much that I wouldn't be able to survive if he left me."
-Kimberly, Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok