Nobody loves a woman because she is handsome or ugly, stupid or intelligent. We love because we love.
When I was in the group homes, I saw some of the kids being moved into foster homes with the potential for adoption. I remember well asking a social worker if I could find a home, too. I was told I was 'too old' and 'no one wants to adopt a 16-year-old.' I felt hopeless and alone.
I was writing novels in high school and apprenticed myself in a way both to Faulkner and to Hemingway.
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