That’s what it was to be alive. To move about in a cloud of ignorance; to go up and down trampling on the feelings of those…of those about you…Now you know – that’s the happy existence you wanted to go back to. Ignorance and blindness (III.263).
George has just been elected President of the Junior Class, and as it’s June, that means he’ll be President of the Senior Class all next year. And Emily’s just been elected Secretary and Treasurer. I don’t have to tell you how important that is. (II.176-8)
But, Mother Gibbs, how can I ever forget that life? It’s all I know. It’s all I had. (III.152)