Apropros of Ruskin

Always wanted to use that word but have never been able to bring myself to say it out loud.  Thank God for blogs.

A favourite quote:

“The element of tragedy which lies in the very fact of frequency, has not yet wrought itself into the coarse emotion of mankind; and perhaps our frames could hardly bear much of it.  If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel’s heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence.  As is it the quickest of us walk about well wadded with stupidity.”

George Eliot
MIDDLEMARCH

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