> *gyrating (131) - to move in a circle or spiral, or around a fixed point; whirl
* profuse (147)- Pouring forth with fullness or exuberance; giving or given liberally and abundantly; extravagant.
>" She was crying just as hard as Trixie was now, to the point where it was impossible to tell which one of them was clinging to the other. Laura felt, in that moment, like the survivor of the train wreck, the woman who steps outside the smoking wreckage to realize that her arms and legs still works, that she has somehow come through a catastrophe unscathed." (160)
This quote was significant to the story because it shows how no matter your age you need someone to take care of you. The comfort of your own child can sometimes help you get over everything else that is happening in your life. When you are having trouble with your husband and all you have left is knowing your child will forgive you can sometimes help you get over the other things in your life.