“If this were so; if the desert were ‘home’; if our instincts were  forged in the desert; to survive the rigours of the desert - then it is  easier to understand why greener pastures pall on us; why possessions  exhaust us, and why Pascal’s imaginary man found his comfortable  lodgings a prison.”     ―       Bruce Chatwin,            The Songlines
Jan 4, 2012 / 42 notes
“If this were so; if the desert were ‘home’; if our instincts were forged in the desert; to survive the rigours of the desert - then it is easier to understand why greener pastures pall on us; why possessions exhaust us, and why Pascal’s imaginary man found his comfortable lodgings a prison.”

― Bruce Chatwin, The Songlines
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