"The whole world was: too cold, too big, and too cruel."*
If you fear the world is too cold,
I promise I'll be here to keep you warm.
If it's too big for you,
I assure you, you're the only world I need.
If the world is too cruel,
I'll take the oath and make it safer.
Because there is no greater tribulation than a heart left to die cold.
"Ellen had said that her mother was afraid of the ocean, that it was too cold and too big. The sky was, too, thought Annemarie. The whole world was: too cold, too big and to cruel."- Number the Stars, Lois Lowry
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