…the train goes fast and is going fast when it crosses a little trestle. You catch the sober, metallic, pure, late-light, unriffled glint of the water between the little banks, under the sky, and see the cow standing in the water upstream near the single leaning willow. And all at once you feel like crying. But the train is going fast, and almost immediately whatever you feel is taken away from you, too.
―Robert Penn Warren, All the King’s Men
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“All that is not given away is lost” CS Lewis
Ahh, yes. Thank you!