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Turner’s Paintbox

“This is how it happens, then.  This is how our lives unfold.  A shout in the street.  A cry and a whisper.  Two people turn their faces from each other.  Forget the nightly news, the special bulletin from our New York correspondent.  Life happens by accumulation, one moment falling softly on another.  A snowflake lands upon a leaf of grass high on a mountainside.  One by gentle one they fall, and when spring comes there is the creak and roar of an avalanche and a whole village is swept away.  For us too each moment drops unnoticed, the molecules of time falling and nestling against each other, until the inevitable occurs.”

Paul Morgan, Turner’s Paintbox (Penguin Viking, 2007)