Wednesday, October 31, 2012
"Even when one is no longer attached to things, it's still something to have been attached to them."
As a person who often mourns departures and detachments, I find these words comforting.
It's from Remembrance of Things Past, but I found this gem in Anne Fadiman's essay "Collecting Nature" where she meanders through literary and childhood anecdotes. (As children, she and her brother collected natural curiosities and filled a spare room they called The Serendipity Museum of Nature. How amazing! )
Needless to say, I've been wolfing down her book of essays, and I can't recommend it enough.
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