“Without habit, the beauty of the world would overwhelm us. We’d pass out every time we saw — actually saw — a flower.”
“Imagine if we only got to see a cumulonimbus cloud or Cassiopeia or a snowfall once a century: there’d be pandemonium in the streets.”
“People would lie by the thousands in the fields on their back.”
From ‘Four Seasons in Rome’ by Anthony Doerr.
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