With one little paragraph Ruth Ozeki draws on all kinds of beauty in her amazing novel A Tale for the Time Being. I’m drawing toward the end and I feel my reading slowing down so as to spend more time in her world.
The words at the bottom are Ms. Ozeki’s. The other words are things I thought of as I read. Thanks to Shakespeare, Linda Ronstadt, William Carlos Williams, and of course, the inspiration for the room comes from Vincent Van Gogh – all people who I believe have added immeasurable beauty to our world.