Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Keeping your eyes open

I found a lovely quote from Pierre Louys in his novel The woman and the puppet, set in Seville:

"Have you ever noticed, my dear friend, how people never look at the things that are really worth seeing?

Last year for instance, as I was crossing the Triana bridge, I stopped to admire the most beautiful sunset of the year. Nothing can give you any idea of the splendour of Seville at such a moment. Well, then I looked at the passers-by. They were all going about their business, or chatting away as they strolled about, unable to escape their boredom; but not one of them turned round. That magnificent evening spectacle - no one saw it."

There is a moral there for all of us - travelling or at home.

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