Edmund de Waal

“There is something about the burning of all those letters that gives me pause: why should everything be made clear and be brought into the light? Why keep things, archive your intimacies? Why not let thirty years of shared conversation go spiralling in ash up into the air of Tunbridge Wells? Just because you have it does not mean you have to pass it on. Losing things can sometimes gain you a space in which to live.”


Edmund de Waal, The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Family's Century of Art and Loss
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The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Family's Century of Art and Loss The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Family's Century of Art and Loss by Edmund de Waal
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