| Quote #1
I get out of my bed and take down the mirror. I put it back in my closet, facing the wall. (6.11)
Not being able to look at one's own face in the mirror is a sign of deep sadness.
| Quote #2
My goal is to go home and take a nap. (10.10)
The more depressed Melinda gets, the more she needs to sleep. Paradoxically, the more depressed she gets, the harder it is to sleep at night when she's at home.
| Quote #3
The salt from my tears feels good when it stings my lips. I wash my face until there is nothing left of it, no eyes, no nose, no mouth. A slick nothing. (21.20)
This is how Melinda feels after Siobhan Falls, a mean Martha, callously talks about Melinda's bitten lips like she's not even in the room.