Miller’s pond is a local pond where Miranda and her family swim, skate, and socialize. After the events of the moon impact and resulting natural disasters, Miller’s pond remained an oasis for Miranda. While the public pool has closed, she can still practice swimming at the pond. Later, when it freezes, she spends days ice-skating there. Going to the pond is one of the few freedoms that Miranda is permitted as the disasters and restrictions escalate. It’s at the pond that Miranda connects with friends from the swim team and develops a short-lived romantic relationship with Dan. During the winter Miranda records that she spent the day skating with her hero Brandon Erlich, but she later questions in her journal whether or not it was a delusion. The pond thus represents an idyllic version and reminder of the world that no longer exists.
Miller’s Pond Quotes in Life as We Knew It
I’d dream of Paris, of London, of Tokyo. I wanted to go to South America, to Africa. I always assumed I could someday.
But my world keeps getting smaller and smaller. No school. No Pond. No town. No bedroom. Now I don’t even have the view out the windows.
I feel myself shriveling along with my world, getting smaller and harder.