Thursday, May 26, 2011


There are times when you want to break the routine. And then there are times when routine is all that keeps you from coming apart.

"...For what gives value to travel is fear. It breaks down a kind of inner structure we have. One can no longer cheat-hide behind the hours spent at the office or at the plant (those hours we protest so loudly, which protect us so well from the pain of being alone).

I have always wanted to write novels in which my heroes would say:" What would I do without the office?" or again: "My wife has died, but fortunately I have all these orders to fill for tomorrow."

'Love of Life'
'Lyrical and Critical Essays'
by Albert Camus
Translated by Ellen Conroy Kennedy

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