Let go when you can

December 28, 2011

At some point in life the world’s beauty becomes enough. You don’t need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough. No record of it needs to be kept and you don’t need someone to share it with or tell it to. When that happens—that letting go — you let go because you can. The world will always be therewhile you sleep it will be therewhen you wake it will be there as well. So you can sleep and there is reason to wake.

– from Tar Baby (1981), a novel by Toni Morisson, recipient of both the Nobel and Pulitzer prizes in fiction

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One Response to “Let go when you can”

  1. Suze said

    I can see why she won both the Nobel and the Pulitzer.

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