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January 30, 2014, 9:19 am
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setting sun over the severn

setting sun over the severn


One is only sometimes warned, when these processes begin, of their crucial importance: that certain poems, paintings, kinds of music, books, or ideas are going to change everything, or that one is going to fall in love or become friends for life; the many strands, in fact, which, plaited together, compose a lifetime.  One should not be able to detect the muffled bang of the starter’s gun.

– Patrick Leigh Fermor The Broken Road


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A beautiful, insightful observation by Fermor!

Comment by george

Thanks George. The context here is his giving an account (written in old age) of his first encounter with Orthodox Church architecture in his very late teens


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