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July 8, 2013

TT: Almanac

"If we seriously contemplate life it appears an agony too great to be supported, but for the most part our minds gloss such things over & until the ice finally lets us through we skate about merrily enough. Most people, I'm convinced, don't think about life at all. They grab what they think they want and the subsequent consequences keep them busy in an endless chain till they're carried out feet first."

Philip Larkin, letter to J.B. Sutton, Oct. 30, 1949

Posted July 8, 2013 12:00 AM

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