…maybe that’s what life is about: there’s a lot of despair, but also the odd moment of beauty, where time is no longer the same. It’s as if those strains of music created a sort of interlude in time, somewhat suspended, an elsewhere that had come to us, an always within never.
Yes, that’s it, an always within never.
— The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Muriel Barbery.
Once in a while a book comes along that has a profound effect on me. This is one of those times. With insights into literature, music (from classical to Eminem!), movies (from Japanese to Black Rain and Blade Runner), class, cats, and yes, friendship, life, love — lifestuff, in other words — this story resonated with me deeply. I’m glad I discovered it. Read it and pass it on to someone you love — which was how I discovered it….