Literatuur, leven en de single trick
“There’s no such thing as a single trick that lets you do anything. I think that’s partly what the whole of literature is about, what the human striving is about. There is no golden rule, there is no one size fits all, there is no answer to the hardest question. It’s just impossible. You are consistently trying to make sense. (…) And some days it’s as simple as 99 pence for two ice lollies. That can feel like magic, if it comes at the right moment. Sometimes it’s doing the washing up and you make a bubble with your hands. And it doesn’t burst for a whole ten seconds.”
Janice Galloway, auteur van de roman The Trick Is To Keep Breathing.