Monday, August 24, 2009

Sentimental Education...

The most reliable form of enjoyment or pleasure is the anticipation of enjoyment or pleasure, that no sooner has a special moment or occasion arrived, it is over; that the lead up to it is everything; and at the end of that leap up, that end of the beginning of an event is actually the beginning of the end of it...
Julian Barnes on Sentimental Education by Flaubert
These lines appeared in the column Dad's the Word when Soumya explains to his daughter Oishi that instead of her birthday it is the period or the days left to her birthday that are more enjoyable than the birthday itself.. so true these lines are.. one of the most beautiful passages..

1 comment:

  1. soooo true..!!! :) :)
    i love ur blog sersly..!
    i missed reading all these things.. :) :)


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