"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

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In Retrospect..

“In fact no one recognises the happiest moment of their lives as they are living it. It may well be that, in a moment of joy, one might sincerely believe that they are living that golden moment “now”, even having lived such a moment before, but whatever they say, in one part of their hearts they still believe in the certainty of a happier moment to come. Because how could anyone, and particularly anyone who is still young, carry on with the belief that everything could only get worse: if a person is happy enough to think he has reached the happiest moment of his life, he will be hopeful enough to believe his future will be just as beautiful, more so.”

The Museum Of Innocence. Orhan Pamuk. 2009

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4 responses

  1. love this! So very hopeful …

    December 2, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    • I cannot decide if it speaks more of happiness, sadness or perhaps just our inability to discriminate..

      December 2, 2012 at 8:22 pm

  2. Toffeeapple

    I am ever hopeful…
    and indecisive…

    December 3, 2012 at 12:45 am

    • I too am ever hopeful.. though I try hard to suppress such ill-advised folly!

      December 3, 2012 at 10:05 am

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