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"She’d opened the book she bought today. She’d started to read, from the beginning, quite quietly, out loud. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us. The words had acted like a charm. They’d released it all, in seconds. They’d made everything happening stand just far enough away. It was nothing less than magic. Who needs a passport? Who am I? Where am I? What am I? I’m reading."
- Ali Smith (from the Autumn volume of her "Seasonal Quartet")
Tomorrow, back to the sea....
Words: The quote above is from Autumn by Ali Smith (Penguin 2017). The quotes in the picture captions are from a variety of sources. All rights reserved by the authora.
Pictures: "Reading by the Marsh" by Dennis Perrin, "Girl in a Hammock" by Winslow Homer (1836-1910), "Girl Reading" by Berthe Morisot (1841-1895), "Grace Reading at Howth Bay" bu William Orpen (1978-1931), and "The Little Mermaid" by Helen Stratton (1867-1961).