Thursday, January 26, 2012

happiness kept her

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Happiness kept her--as nearsightedness and fear kept the man she was holding by the hand, as faith, fatalism, or habit kept those who were running, limping, walking down to erect the barricade--from seeing what was all about her, from reflecting and drawing the conclusions that common sense, reason, or sheer instinct would have allowed her to draw from the spectacle...

~ Mario Vargas Llosa, The War of the End of the World, 1981

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