Thursday, November 09, 2006


The World

E.B. White, Letter to Carrie A. Wilson (May 1, 1951):
If the vexatious world of people were the whole world, I would not enjoy it at all. But it is only a small, though noisy, part of the whole; and I find the natural world as engaging and as innocent as it ever was. When I get sick of what men do, I have only to walk a few steps in another direction to see what spiders do. Or what the weather does. This sustains me very well, and I have no complaints.

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