Does not vanish when I am not looking.

“Time is important to me now, I tell myself. Not that it should pass quickly or slowly, but be only time, be something I live inside and fill with physical things and activities that I can divide it up by, so that it grows distinct to me and does not vanish when I am not looking.” -Per Petterson, Out Stealing Horses

I know it was on all these top ten lists, but, honestly, I did not enjoy Out Stealing Horses. I did, however, enjoy the discussion my book club had of it tonight. I read the above quote and we talked about how the main character in the book was at a crossroads, that he was being given the opportunity to make something of his time before it vanished completely. That is the sort of sentiment that makes you think of different things at different stages in your life. Right now (much like I said the other day), I think about all the worry and fear and anger I have been caught up in lately, and the choices I have to fill my time with things and activities that are more constructive.

(I don’t recommend the book. But some of the descriptions were quite lovely.)

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