Things To Keep

“She felt an infinite, widening magic in this, and also the element of a protest which made people want to nail down pieces of a world that was always sliding away from under them; the world was an assembly line that kept spilling goods forward, into a heap of the lost forgotten. With the protest came a gaiety, that of small defiant victories over time, creating things to keep.”

John Updike, “Seek My Face” (2003)

John Updike, via Wikimedia Commons


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