an entirely different world.

Some things are too terrible to grasp at once. Other things – naked, sputtering, indelible in their horror – are too terrible to really grasp ever at all. It is only later, in solitude, in memory that the realization dawns: when the ashes are cold; when the mourners have departed; when one looks around and finds oneself – quite to one’s surprise – in an entirely different world.

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 text is from Donna Tartt’s brilliant novel, The Secret History

photograph taken with a Minolta X-700

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