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Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

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Do You Ever Get a Huge Pleasure Just From Looking at a Particular Object? What?

January 24th, 2016

Episode 204 of 399 episodes

“The rack stood as if it had been there forever across the landscape and lit by the sun with its long shadow behind it, and in harmony with every fold of the field and finally turned into a mere form, a primordial form, even if that was not the word I used then, and it gave me huge pleasure just to look at it. I can still feel the same thing today when I see a hayrack in a photograph from a book, but all that is a thing of the past now…so the feeling of pleasure slips into the feeling that time has passed, that it is very long ago, and the sudden feeling of being old.” Per Petterson, Out Stealing Horses

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