Quote for the Day

“…even things of no great intrinsic merit, like that chair in the corner of this room, have a very good chance of outlasting you and me. It doesn’t seem right, does it?”

– John Updike

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~ by interpretingillusions on March 19, 2012.

5 Responses to “Quote for the Day”

  1. As I dusted a one hundred year old table in our house yesterday I thought about it’s voyage and how the heck it ended up with me at it’s base talking to it. Most likely it will outlast me and I love it. Oh the stories it could tell. I don’t mind at all.

  2. Generally speaking I don’t like to “pimp” my own stuff but your quote reminded me of something I wrote not too long ago. You may delete it at will!

    http://walterkittysdiary.com/2011/12/24/totalisator-of-tables/

  3. Another way of seeing it would be to see life from the point of view of the chair.
    It looks at you thinking “If only I could move around at will, visit places that I can only imagine, hear music, cry at the sunsets, feel the joy of holding my own baby, play a piano… yeah, I know it will all last for only a short while, but if I could trade my 1000 year potential for only 10 years of that…!”

    Danny

  4. Thanks for the perspectives, glad it was thought provoking!

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