“Without habit, the beauty of the world would overwhelm us. We’d pass out every time we saw— actually saw— a flower. Imagine if we only got to see a cumulonimbus cloud or Cassiopeia or a snowfall once a century: there’d be pandemonium in the streets. People would lie by the thousands in the fields on their backs.”
*Congratulations to Mr. Doerr being awarded the Pulitizer Prize this week
for his wonderful novel, All The Light We Cannot See.