Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Never running out of books to read and movies to see

This evening, a friend said that she was upset that she would never be able to read all the good books or see all the good movies; she'd be guaranteed to miss things. But I see this differently: we'll never run out of good books to read and good movies to see. And even the things that we don't manage to read and see can still become part of what we know, as we come across allusions to them in other works, hear about them from friends, and read about them in reviews and essays about other works. Even what we don't experience directly, then, can become part of our experience.  (Andrew Shields, #111words, 18 August 2021)

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