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August 30, 2013

TT: Almanac

"No life is all bleak. Even in Primo Levi's camp, there were small sources of hope: you got on the good work detail, or you got on the right soup line. That's what's so gorgeous about humanity. It doesn't matter how bleak our daily lives are, we still fight for the light. I think that's our divinity. We lean into love, even in the most hideous circumstances. We manage to hope."

Mary Karr, interview, The Paris Review (Winter 2009)

Posted August 30, 2013 12:00 AM

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