• This was when she realized that the song was very loud—consistently so. It grew no louder and no fainter. So she wasn’t moving closer or farther away from its source.
• Unlike predictions of suicides during a super virus of this magnitude, suicides were far lower than projected. The deaths were that beautiful; people opted to die on the virus’s terms and timetable
• It was rare to see people’s skin—so rare that Oliver and I watched each other shower.
The body took on an incalculable divinity because, like the soul, it went unseen.
• But I wasn’t afraid. “What’s your eternal return?” I asked.