In her youth she learned that there was black and white, good and bad, ugly and beautiful, young and old. America doesn’t have inbetweens, they have categories. So when he told her she would be beautiful if she got a nose job, she knew that meant she was ugly.  

It was only later in life, when she learned to obliterate the categories, that she became both sane and insane, wonderful and terrible, beautiful and ugly. 

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