Were it only that some enchantment would step in for us all, to change what we have into what we wish for. To bridge the awkward gap between all of our many befores and afters. Because, for every after found, a before must be lost. And loss is, by nature, an unbalanced thing. More unbalancing, however, is to discover your before gone without an after having taken its place. Leaving you merely to wait and to wonder if there is to be an after at all. Or if, perhaps, waiting and wondering are your after in themselves.
- Jayne Atkinson in Enchanted April
Elizabeth. 23. Long Island, New York. College student. Communications major. Democrat. Unitarian Universalist. Fangirl.