Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Paul Bowles Quote

Since I've been thinking and writing so much about the Harveys, when I came across this quote, it seemed just too damn appropriate. I haven't been able to stop thinking on it.

"...because we don't know [when we will die], we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. Yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number, really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, some afternoon that's so deeply a part of your being that you can't even conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four or five times more. Perhaps not even that. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it all seems limitless."

-------Paul Bowles, The Sheltering Sky

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