Saturday, July 22, 2023

Quote of the Day (Sebastian Barry, on the Arc of an Irish Policeman’s Life)

“Tom would be thinking of the early rise in the morning to get out to the bus, and the long trek into town, nodding from the broken sleep, and the passing from his character as father and husband into his character as policeman and colleague, a curious transition that in the evening would be reversed, in the eternal see-saw of his life, of everyone's life. The only thing being missed by him in those moments being the absolute luck of his life, the unrepeatable nature of it, and the terminus to that happiness that was being hidden from him in the unconsidered future.” —Irish novelist Sebastian Barry, Old God’s Time (2023)

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