Summer Reading – Susan Orlean’s ‘The Orchid Thief’.

thumbnail.xlarge.1.1295613704.the-orchid-thief[1]‘This has always been puzzlement to me, how to have a community but remain individual-how you can manage to be separate but joined, and somehow amazingly, not lose sight of either your separateness or your togetherness. The two conditions go up and down like a teeter-totter, first one then the other tipping the balance back. If you set out alone and sovereign, unconnected to a family, a religion, a nationality, a tradition, a class, then pretty soon you are too lonely, too self invented and unique, and too much aware that there is no one else like you in the world.’
A quote from
Susan Orlean’s ‘The Orchid Thief’.

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