Arnon Grunberg

Old juice

Stronger than acid

Maureen Dowd wrote a column about Hillary’s wet eyes, in which she quotes from the movie “Adam’s Rib” (a movie I have never seen unfortunately): “Here we go again, the old juice. Guaranteed heart melter. A few female tears, stronger than any acid.” My mother used to produce a lot of that juice, but lately she stopped doing it. Over the phone she told me: “I lost my taste and my tears, but thank God I can breathe.”