Have you ever…have you ever had your life fall apart underneath you? Where suddenly everything and everyone that you trusted went away? It’s as if the ground moved out from under you, as if the world shifted and you didn’t belong anymore.
You get through it and you think that everything’s fine again. But you keep thinking that it will happen again. You watch. You see little signs that suggest things are going on under the surface of things. And you don’t know what they are. Someone is angry, and you know that they will vanish forever. Everything is too close to the surface.
-Pat Murphy, The Falling Woman