Remembrance: Marcel Proust #69

Remembrance: Marcel Proust
Part #69
Moments from
“Remembrance of Things Past”

Outside the Realm

“And so it is
with our own past.
It is a labour
in vain
to attempt
to recapture it:
all the efforts
of our intellect
must prove futile.
The past is hidden
somewhere outside
the realm,
beyond the reach
of intellect,
in some material object
(in the sensation
which that material object
will give us)
of which we have
no inkling.
And it depends
on chance
whether or not
we come
upon this object
before
we ourselves
must die.”

― Marcel Proust

ghost of proust at grave

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