It was a splendid discovery, and the clarity and purity of the solution was even more extraordinary in light of the confusion it had emerged from, as if I’d unearthed a shard of crystal from the floor of a dark cave.

Yōko Ogawa, The Housekeeper and the Professor [Amazon, Bookshop, Publisher, Local Library]

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