For 20 years, my mother, my sister and I had seldom spoken of my father. If he happened to come up i... - George Packer Quotes from quotely.org

For 20 years, my mother, my sister and I had seldom spoken of my father. If he happened to come up in conversation, pain and embarrassment entered the room and stayed until he disappeared back into the silence with which we all felt more at ease.

George Packer