Saturday, November 13, 2010

Your little cell

"Growing up brought responsibilities, he found. Events did not rhyme quite as he had thought. Nature's logic was too horrid for him to care for. That mercy towards one set of creatures was cruelty towards another sickened his sense of harmony. As you got older, and felt yourself to be at the centre of your time, and not at a point in its circumference, as you had felt when you were little, you were seized with a sort of shuddering, he perceived. All around you there seemed to be something glaring, garish, rattling and the noises and glares hit upon your little cell called your life, and shook it and warped it."
—Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure

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