Saturday, 9 April 2011

There is no distance in childhood

Solnit writes:
For a child the mental landscape is like that of a medieval painting: a foreground full of vivid things and then a wall. The blue of distance comes with time, with the discovery of melancholy, of loss, the texture of longing, of the complexity of the terrain we traverse, and with years of travel.
To be totally honest - I'm not sure I ever was a child ...

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