Saturday, May 06, 2006


"She knows from recent experience that the whole world can change in what feels like an instant, but she suspects that the swiftness is really just an illusion...Things happen slow. She isn't quite sure why this understanding of the world's movement should be important, but she thinks it is...Just because things happen slow doesn't mean you'll be ready for them. If they happened fast, you'd be alert for all kinds of suddeness, aware that speed was trump. 'Slow' works on an altogether different principle, on the deceptive impression that there's plenty of time to prepare, which conceals the central fact, that no matter how slow things go, you'll always be slower." -Empire Falls, Richard Russo

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