all the other things that just happen and are

“Some make their worlds without knowing it. Their universes are just sesame seeds and three-day weekends and dial tones and skinned knees and physics and driftwood and emerald earrings and books dropped in bathtubs and holes in guitars and plastic and empathy and hardwood and heavy water and high black stockings and the history of the Vikings and brass and obsolescence and burnt hair and collapsed souffles and the impossibility of not falling in love in an art museum with the person standing next to you looking at the same painting and all the other things that just happen and are.”

— Jonathan Safran Foer

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Cypresses, 1889, Vincent van Gogh
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

6 thoughts on “all the other things that just happen and are

  1. Great quote and a fantastic piece of art. Entire afternoons have slipped out from under me because of staring at Van Gogh paintings. It’s never a waste. :-)

    Thanks for posting!

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