The agreeable eye

an eudæmonistarchives


Life is always in excess of the stories we tell about it – to others, to ourselves. Always the awkward relation is a sign of more to come; the stories which don’t fit; the lives lived in parallel universes, intersecting, overlapping, together and apart. A real life includes conflict, anger, mistakes; it spills over into the next generation, the generation after that.

—Alison Light, on the limits of biographical writing (Mrs. Woolf and the Servants)


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