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John Steinbeck

Time works like a damp brush on water color. The sharp edges blur, the ache goes out of it, the colors melt together, and from the many separated lines a solid gray emerges. — John Steinbeck, East of Eden. Penguin Books February 5, 2002)  Originally published 1952.

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