Monday, February 6, 2012

the occasional episode in a general drama of pain

Monday, February 6, 2012

But her strong sense that neither she nor any human being deserved less that was given, did not blind her to the fact that there were others receiving less who had deserved much more. And in being forced to class herself among the fortunate she did not cease to wonder at the persistence of the unforeseen, when the one to whom such unbroken tranquility had been accorded in the adult stage was she whose youth had seemed to teach that happiness was but the occasional episode in a general drama of pain.

~ Thomas Hardy, The Mayor of Casterbridge, 1886


Loree said...

I read that book but it was so long ago ... Maybe I should read it again.

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