August 21, 2006

Things Hang On It

WT

"Every little trifle, for some reason, does seem incalculably important today, and when you say of a thing that "nothing hangs on it" it sounds like blasphemy. There's never any knowing - how am I to put it? - which of our actions, which of our idlenesses won't have things hanging on it for ever."

- Where Angels Fear To Tread, E.M. Forster; quoted in White Teeth, Zadie Smith

3 comments:

Handful Of Hell said...

Pretty straplet! What be the stones?

Ink Spill said...

Earring

Parmanu said...

Zadie Smith is part of your "course material" ? Interesting...