. . . Maybe this is the point: to embrace the core
sadness of life without toppling headlong into it,
or assuming it will define your days. The real trick
is to let life, with all its ordinary missteps and regrets,
be consistently more mysterious and alluring than its end.
~ Gail Caldwell____________________________
Quoted from Gail Caldwell's memoir Let's Take the Long Way Home (Random House, 2010)
Gail Caldwell, Book Critic and Memoirist