"That kind of blows." Milo said, "I just live with my sister and my mom in San Fransisco, the average teenage life, nothing too special."
Another pause, "I'm from New York. Upstate, not the city. It's just my parents and I.. my sister moved out to go to college. I'm on my school's flute line, and I just ended a serious relationship."
"Really?" Lixa asked
"Yeah, that's mostly why I went to camp...cause we're neighbors." She nodded her head and her mouth grew tenser. Hopefully, some adult would show up soon....
"A few times in my life I've had moments of absolute clarity. When for a few brief seconds, the silence drowns out the noise and I can feel rather than think, and things seem so sharp and the world seems so fresh. I can never make these moments last. I cling to them, but like everything, they fade. I've lived my life on these moments. They pull me back to the present and I realize that everything is exactly the way it was meant to be."