Sunday, February 19, 2012

In places we would never to find (and perhaps did not wish to find)

"...It seemed to me that while we would never find answers to these fundamental questions, it was good for us to ask them anyway, that true happiness and meaning resided in places we would never find and perhaps did not wish to find but--whether we were pursuing the answers or merely pleasure and emotional depth--the pursuit mattered no less than the attainment, the asking as important as the views we saw through the windows of the car, the house, the ferry. With time, life--like music, art, and stories--would rise and fall, eventually to end, but even years later those lives are with us still, in the city views that flow before our eyes, like memories plucked from dreams."
- Orhan Pamuk, Istanbul 315-316