14 October 2016

Rapidity Of Life - Missoula, Montana

"...Why, if one wants to compare life to anything, one must liken it to being blown through the Tube at fifty miles an hour - landing at the other end without a single hairpin in one's hair! Shot out at the feet of God entirely naked! Tumbling head over heels in the asphodel meadows like brown paper parcels pitched down a shoot [chute] in the post office! With one's hair flying back like the tail of a racehorse. Yes, that seems to express the rapidity of life, the perpetual waste and repair; all so casual, all so haphazard..." - Virginia Woolf, in her story "The Mark On The Wall"


  1. Well said - especially on days like today!

    1. Yah, VW was an interesting and fairly conflicted character, but she spun out some evocative prose.


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