'she's no child. she's tougher than you'll ever be.
do you know the kind of polish that doesn't take scratches?
that's phuong. she can survive a dozen of us.
she'll get old, that's all.
she'll suffer from childbirth and hunger and cold and rheumatism
but she'll never suffer like we do from thoughts, obsessions -
she won't scratch, she'll only decay.'
- graham greene