Saturday, July 05, 2008

Originally uploaded by monkeyinfez.


Unfortunately I am a completely impractical person, caught up in endless trains of thought. All of us are fantasists, ill-equipped for life, the children as much as myself. It seems to me sometimes that we never got used to being on this earth and life is just one great, ongoing, incomprehensible blunder. When Mrs Ashbury had finished her story, I felt that its significance for me lay in an unspoken invitation to stay there with them and share in a life that was becoming more innocent with every day that passed. The fact that I did not do so was a...failure that still sometimes seems like a shadow crossing my soul.

The Rings of Saturn
W.G. Sebald



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