Nabokov Speaks True

“Here I became aware of the world’s tenderness, the profound beneficence of all that surrounded me, the blissful bond between me and all of creation, and I realized that the joy I sought in you was not only secreted within you, but breathed around me everywhere, in the speeding street sounds, in the hem of a comically lifted skirt, in the metallic yet tender drone of the wind, in the autumn clouds bloated with rain. I realized that the world does not represent a struggle at all, or a predaceous sequence of chance events, but the shimmering bliss, beneficent trepidation, a gift bestowed upon us and unappreciated.” 
― Vladimir Nabokov, “Beneficence”

This is more or less the legacy I want my life to leave upon the world- the awareness that this is all, in fact, a gift. 

About Moon Eggs

A woman who remembers enjoying writing.
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