Tuesday 30 January 2024


In the course of my reading, I have come to the conclusion that the random, the accidental, have a strong attraction for many writers because they simplify delimiting. Why is there something rather than nothing? Accident.
Marilynne Robinson, Absence of Mind: The Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self (New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2010), p. 71.