The world isn't just the way it is. It is how we understand it, no?
And in understanding something, we bring something to it, no?
Doesn't that make life a story?
- Yann Martel, Life of Pi
"What a clever daughter I have." Mum Olga beamed at Hattie.
"As clever as she is beautiful," I said.
They both began to answer me and stopped, confused.
"Hattie isn't pretty," Olive said.